August 23, 2010

Recipe of the Week -- Praline Syrup

Did the name of this week's recipe grab you? I think it sounds richly indulgent and oh boy is it ever!

I mentioned this recipe in a recent post and someone had asked for it so here you go.

I found this recipe originally in an old Ball canning book and just tried it for the first time recently. If you've read any of my canning posts in the last few weeks you know that we really like to know where our food is coming from. That's not to say that we don't eat the occasional mac & cheese or smoked sausage. Yes, I even by frozen fish sticks once in awhile, but not very often.

Every year during canning time I like to add in a few new items. Last year I canned ham & bean soup and applesauce for the first time. This year I'm going a little more exotic with fancy syrups and I might even make jelly for the first time. I even found a canning chili recipe that has some potential, but it'll all depend on how many jars I have left.

For all of you keeping track here are my updated canning totals:
  • 12 dill pickles
  • 13 Bread & Butter pickles
  • 14 Sweet pickles
  • 5 peas
  • 41 corn
  • 47 green beans
  • 38 pizza sauce
  • 5 gallon bags of frozen corn (not sure how many quarts or such that might be)
  • 6 Spaghetti Sauce #1
  • 3 quarts plain tomatoes
  • 6 salsa
  • 6 Spaghetti Sauce #2
  • 6 chili sauce
  • 8 praline syrup
  • 6 applesauce
Last week's total was 157 plus the frozen corn. Now we are up to....drum roll please....211. Geez, no wonder I'm running out of shelf space! :o)

Ok, on to the recipe....

Praline Syrup

2 cups dark corn syrup
1/3 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup water
1 cup pecan pieces
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Combine syrup, sugar and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil; boil 1 minute. Reduce heat; stir in pecans and vanilla; simmer 5 minutes.

You can eat it at this point. It should stay ok in the fridge for a week or so. If you want to continue on and can it here's the directions.

Ladle hot syrup into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace. Adjust 2-piece caps. Process 10 minutes in a boiling-water canner.

Yield: 4 half-pints

For more great recipes visit Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays, Tasty Tuesdays, What's Cooking Wednesday and Tuesdays at the Table.


  1. I'm your newest follower from Admirer Monday.

  2. Oh my gosh!!! You're my canning hero!!!!! I barely did a couple jars today and thought I was amazing. Any advice on canning peaches?! I'm about to do that tomorrow.

  3. YUM!!!
    Stopping by from the Tuesday hops to say hello.
    Have a great day!

  4. Sounds amazing! And the name did grab me but that probably has something to do with me reading it and thinking it said soup. :)

  5. I love my old Ball Blue Book! You're way ahead on canning this year - my garden is just too slow! I'm wishing my pecan trees would hurry up and start bearing - this syrup looks heavenly!

  6. Yes, you had me at Praline! The recipe sounds so lovely - will definitely give it a try!

  7. We make our own maple syrup. I'll have to try this one too. Thanks for linkin up to tasty tuesdays!

  8. Love the Praline Syrup!!!!!!!
    ~Prairie Story of Alison Zulynia

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  10. Hi Stephani! Your canning total is totally amazing! VERY cool girl! What is interesting about this recipe is at first its scary to some because they see corn syrup, but it is NOT the high fructose corn syrup that everyone is screaming evil about. I remember long years ago my gran making toffee with some dark corn syrup and the flavor was grand! Thanks for sharing the recipe on the two for tuesday recipe blog hop. Please put a link back to the hop so more people can join in the fun! Alex@amoderatelife

  11. mmmm...sinful! This sounds beyond delicious, I would love it ddrizzled on waffles...mmmm! Thanks so much for sharing it w/ us at Two for Tuesdays this week (a link would definitely help people find us so others can share in the fun!). =)

  12. You must have a very large panty, hooray for preserving the harvest and making life easier in the winter. Thanks for linking up with Two for Tuesday, the syrup looks grand.

  13. All that amazing food - cans full of love! I love that you keep trying new things. And praline, well sister you can never go wrong with praline! Thanks for linking this to Two for Tuesdays!

  14. This looks so decadent. I'm a sucker for fancy syrups. Thanks for the recipe.

  15. Sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.


  16. Hi, I am following you and found you on the blog hop!! This is great!! Please check out my site as well, I hope you like it! Thanks!!

  17. Thanks for Hop, Skip and Jumping!

    Have a great night!

  18. I'm so happy you shared this recipe today @ Prairie Story Recipe Swap!

  19. Sounds so good. I love pralines! I'm also following your blog hop, as well as on google friends & networked blogs. Looking forward to checking out your other recipes and pages!



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