I love pralines! Every fall, I swear I am going to make them and this year I just might succeed with this fabulous recipe.
Pralines were first created in the 1700′s by a French chef for the French diplomat Cesar du Plessis-Praslin. They were first created using from almonds that were coated with a cooked syrupy sugar. When a New Orleanian businessman brought some home from Paris his cook substituted plentiful pecans for the almonds and heavy cream to thicken the candy.