Pig Pralines

Here's a funky and piglicious twist on pralines. You'll see these appear in a supporting role in my upcoming Pig Candy Praline Ice Cream recipe, so I thought I'd share this recipe first as a bit of a teaser. I'm mean like that.

This is a very simple recipe. I just winged it and didn't use a candy thermometer. It's pretty hard to mess this up.

1 cup Pecan halves
1 Tbsp Bacon drippings
1/3 cup Brown sugar, golden/light
2 Tbsp Maple syrup (the real stuff, of course)
1/4 tsp Ground cayenne (optional, but recommended)
Pinch Chinese five spice

Heat the bacon drippings in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat.

Add the remaining ingredients and cook until the sugar melts and comes just to a gentle boil, stirring constantly. Cook three minutes more, continuing to stir constantly.

Remove the pan from the heat and let the nuts cool in the pan, stirring occasionally.

Note: If the pecans are still sticky after they've cooled a bit, just toss them with a little more brown sugar.

Makes 1 cup.

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Anonymous kathleen said...
well, I love sugared pecans and this looks yummy! But, I think the name should be changed... hee, hee... Pig Pralines?

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Sounds great; will need to try this.

I guess you could call them pigs nuts, lol. :-)
Blogger Chris said...
I foresee "Pig Praline Ice Cream" coming up soon! Watch out Ben & Jerry's.
Anonymous betty said...
i'll have to try this i have eaten goat ice cream

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