Smoked Pralines

Chef Tom smokes pecans on the Yoder Smokers YS640s Pellet Grill and shares a quick and easy candy making demo for these Smoked Pralines! A perfect gift or party treat for the holidays. Hello, smoky sweetness!

Smoked Pralines

36 servings



Preheat your Yoder Smokers YS640s Pellet Grill to 350ºF, set up for indirect grilling. Fill an A-MAZE-N Tube Smoker with pecan pellets. Place the tube smoker on the main cooking grate. Light the end with a torch. Let the fire burn for 1-2 minutes before blowing it out.

Place the pecan halves on a baking sheet. Transfer to the second shelf of the grill. Cook until just toasted and fragrant, about 15 minutes. Do not scorch or blacken the bottoms. Remove from the grill. Let the pecans cool slightly. Chop half of them into small pieces. Leave the other half in halves.

Combine the brown sugar, white sugar, Noble Saltworks Maple Turbinado Smoked Sugar and heavy cream in a Lodge 12” Cast Iron Skillet. Whisk to combine. Cook over medium heat until the temperature reaches 235ºF, whisking occasionally to cook evenly.

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Stir in the bourbon and butter. As soon as the butter has melted, add all of the pecans and stir with a wooden spoon. Cook one minute more, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.

Quickly spoon out 2-3 tablespoons of the praline mixture at a time, mounding each scoop on a parchment lined sheet pan. Let the pralines firm up and come down to room temperature before serving.

Yoder Smokers YS640 Pellet Grill

1 Comment

  1. Dave
    December 3, 2019

    I love everything Chef Tom as done up until this recipe. Followed it to perfection but the sugars didn’t melt like when you make caramel and don’t put the cream in first. It was like eating sweet sand.


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