Grandma White’s Pralines


1 c. light brown sugar (packed)

1 c. white sugar

1/2 c. light cream

2 T butter

1 c. pecans

1 tsp. vanilla

Cook brown sugar, white sugar and cream to soft ball stage, stirring constantly.  Add butter and pecans.  Cook 5 minutes more, add vanilla and stir until setting.  Drop on buttered pan.


This recipe reminds me of fun times in Grandma White’s kitchen in Chicago when I was little girl around 9 to 11.  We enjoyed visiting her and Grandpa Johnny while we lived in Sauk Village during those 18 months to 2 years.  They later moved to Hattiesburg and was close enough that my son Joey and I would walk to their house quite often during our morning walk, in ’72 -’75.  Grandpa Johnny passed in Oct. of ’74 and then Grandma White in Feb. of ’75.  They had been inseparable for many years.  Joey had a special ‘Cookie Jar’ in the cabinet beside the stove that Grandma always kept stocked with his favorite cookies.   I don’t know where it is now, but it was at my Mom’s for quite some time, metal or tin with pictures of a variety of cookies on it.  Memories usually hold a greater fondness when many years have passed.


About gingy55

The Lord has blessed me in so many ways; family, friends, and those who may one day be friends. Being blessed with a rich heritage of cooks, I decided to share some of my life with those who are interested. I pray that you're going to be able to add to your repertoire of meals either by using my recipes or customizing them for you, your family and friends. BTW Gingy is the name my brother and sister called me when we were little as they couldn't say Jennie.

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