Almond Praline

31 Dec

This is a recipe I originally learned from Diane Carlson, from the Conscious Gourmet.

This is a super easy recipe that will never disappoint you.  I have also used it to candy hazelnuts, cashews and walnuts.  You can easily eat these almonds by themselves or as a garnish for poached or roasted fruit – like my Roasted Pears with Blue Cheese or these Poached Pears in Orange Juice.



1 cup sliced almonds
1 tbs maple sugar
1 tbs maple syrup
  1. Combine all ingredients and stir well with two forks.  Spread onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or Silplat.
  2. Bake for 15-20 minutes in a 350F oven.  Stir occasionally, and remove from oven once they’ve become golden brown. 
  3. When you remove from oven, transfer them immediately to a cool bowl or plate for them to cool down.  They’ll become crisp as they cool down.  Separate them carefully.


4 Responses to “Almond Praline”

  1. Otra Adriana February 22, 2010 at 2:00 pm #

    Where can I find maple sugar in Puerto Rico? Thanks to Marshall’s I can get ahold of good maple syrup pretty much year-round.

    • karmafreecooking February 22, 2010 at 2:16 pm #

      Sure, Adriana. You can find 100% real maple syrup and maple sugar at Freshmart and many other health food shops in Puerto Rico.

  2. lynnlekander December 22, 2011 at 9:20 pm #

    I’ve followed your link from Serious Eats – I asked for ideas about a snack mix. It’s funny you suggested a candied nut, I was thinking of that same thing – maybe use a candied nut in the mix. I like your suggestions and will try this out!

    • KarmaFree Cooking December 22, 2011 at 10:56 pm #

      i’m glad you liked the idea… let me know how they turn out in the end, ok???

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