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Sweet Potato Pralines

Recipe Ingredients

2 cups granulated sugar

1/2 cup evaporated milk

1/2 cup cooked, mashed yams

1 cup pecans

1/4 cup butter

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Place sugar and milk in a heavy 2-quart saucepan and bring to a boil. Add yams. Cook until mixture reaches 235 degrees F (soft-ball stage). Remove from heat and add pecans, butter and vanilla extract. Let cool.

Beat and pour into a buttered 8-inch square dish. Allow to completely harden.

Cut and serve.

Yield: 20 pralines

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