A handwritten recipe card for Pralines with pecans.

This recipe for Pralines was part of the Jorgensen collection.  This collection appears to have originated in Shreveport, Louisiana. The notes on the recipe card indicate the recipe originated from Dot Lee, and these Pralines are the “Best Ever.” 

These Pralines have four simple ingredients: white sugar, milk, soda, and pecans.  Cook the ingredients to soft ball stage, remove from heat, and beat until the mixture thickens, then drop by the tablespoonful on wax paper. 


A handwritten recipe card for Pralines with pecans.
A vintage handwritten recipe card for classic Pralines with pecans. Pralines have been a New Orleans favorite for generations. These Pralines are simply made with white sugar, milk, soda, and pecans.
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  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp soda
  • 2 cups pecans


  • Cook until soft ball stage - about 20 minutes.
  • Take off {heat} and beat until it begins to thicken, then drop on wax paper by tablespoon.

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Course Candy
Cuisine American
Keyword Candy, New Orleans, Pecans


Makes about 18 patties. 
Best Ever!
This recipe is from Dot Lee

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