Frequently Asked Questions
What is a praline?
A praline is a confection made with nuts in the Southern United States the nut in question is the pecan. It originated in France where it was made with almonds but that changed when the French got to the New World and the most available nut was the pecan. But that doesn't really get to the heart of what a praline actually is.
Pralines take on quite a few shapes and sizes and are generally either creamy or chewy. The creamy version of the praline is what you'll find here at Pralines.com and they come in what is generally considered the shape of a cookie. Our Pralines are about the same consistency as fudge, that is they are creamy with a little powdery or gritty texture coming from the sugar in the mixture. In Texas you will more than likely find the chewy version, but here in New Orleans the creamy praline is the norm.
Where can I buy Pralines?
Right here on our Praline products page. We have an assortment to choose from, all featuring real pecans and our authentic New Orleans recipes. Don't waste your time and money elsewhere. Pralines are our business, and we don't play around! Made fresh, right after you order, and sent to your door anywhere across the U.S., order your Pralines today.
Are there sugar free pralines?
There are sugar free pralines out there but we do not sell them here at Pralines.com. Sugar is a main ingredient in pralines and using a sugar substitute just doesn't work as well. For a praline with less sugar try our smaller sized pralinetts.
Can Pralines be microwaved?
You can put a praline in the microwave but the result won't be getting a warm praline when the microwave dings. Pralines, unlike cookies, do not have dough in them. they are made primarily of sugar and cream and putting one in the microwave will result in a gooey mess. However, this gooey mess does taste pretty good over ice cream. At pralines.com we recommend staying away from the microwave and using Creole Delicacies Praline Topping for your ice cream or other dessert creations.
How do I pronounce praline?
There are two common pronunciations of praline the common pronunciation in the Southern United States is PRAW-leen while in other parts of the country and PRAY-leen is the more commonly accepted pronunciation. The pronunciation may also indicate which confection is being referenced, in Europe praline can mean any number of confection with a filling or nuts in them and the pronunciation is PRAY-leen. While in the Southern United States a praline is what we are providing here at Pralines.com and the pronunciation is PRAW-leen.