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  Categories: Candies
       Yield: 1 Servings
            -Waldine Van Geffen VGHC42A
       2 c  Pecan Halves
       3 c  Granulated Sugar, Divided
       1 c  Evaporated Milk
     1/4 ts Salt
       3 tb Butter
       2 ts Vanilla Extract
   1 1/2 c  Broken Pecan Pieces
   Spread pecan halves on a baking sheet.  Preheat oven to 350~ and toast for
   5 minutes.  Cool and set aside. In a small heavy saucepan, melt 1 C sugar
   over low heat. Meanwhile, place remaining sugar and milk in a large
   saucepan and cook until almost boiling. Add melted sugar, stirring
   constantly. Cook to 238~ on a candy thermometer or until a little of the
   mixture forms a firm but soft ball when dropped into cold water. Remove
   from heat and add remaining ingredients. Stir until mixture begins to
   thicken. Drop by tablespoons onto aluminum foil and let set. Peel off foil
   and store pralines in a covered container. Source: Gulf Coast Cooking.