Looking for an authentic, Southern pecan pralines recipe? This Savannah pralines copycat recipe combines butter, sugar, vanilla, whipping cream, and pecans for a rich decadent sweet. The creamy buttery flavors melt in your mouth with every crunchy bite.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
In a sauce pan, combine 1 cup brown sugar, ⅓ cup heavy whipping cream, ¼ cup butter, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Cook over medium heat and bring to a boil stirring continuously. (Do not break on stirring or they will burn.) Boil for 1 minute.
Remove from heat. Stir in 1 cup powdered sugar.
Stir in 1 cup chopped pecans.
Drop heaping spoon-fulls of praline mixture on parchment paper. Allow to cool to harden (approximately 30 minutes).
Store in an airtight container until ready to eat.
Pralines can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 3 months. It is best to align the container with wax paper to prevent the candy from freezing onto the container.