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INGREDIENTS:
2 cups sugar, caramelized        
4 cups water
5 cups sugar
1/3 cup corn syrup
½ stick margarine
½ tsp maple flavoring
4 cups chopped pecans

STEPS:
Caramelize 2 cups sugar and add 4 cups water. Dissolve sugar completely until no lumps on the spoon or bottom of pot. Add 5 cups sugar, corn syrup, and margarine. Cook to 240°. Cool to 180° - add flavoring and pecans and beat until it begins to set up. Spoon out on greased paper. Yield: about 70 pralines

Punta Clara Kitchen
17111 Scenic Hwy 98 (1mile south of the Grand Hotel)
Point Clear, AL 36564
251-928-8477
www.puntaclara.com
Hours:
Monday thru Saturday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Sunday 12:30 p.m.- 5 p.m.

About the Business:
Begun in 1952 as a backyard hobby by Dorothy Pacey (Kim’s grandmother), Punta Clara Kitchen has grown into a family-owned and operated business that now involves FOUR generations of Paceys. Our specialty candies are still made using old, treasured family recipes. We handcraft our candies in our kitchen just as we have for over 65 years. 

Please visit our website to see additional products. Visit our store in Point Clear to step back to a simpler time and to check out our samples. We can put together any combination you can think of! Custom gift baskets.

We make cakes to order, so please call to order 24-48 hours if possible. 

About the Guests:
Kim Clay is owner and operator of Punta Clara Kitchen in Point Clear, granddaughter of founder Dorothy Pacey. She’s been involved with the business since she was a little girl, helping on weekends and holidays all the way through college. Then Kim came on board in a management role in mid 2000s and continues to manage with her dad, Paul Pacey. She can be found assisting customers, icing cakes, making jelly, washing dishes, doing the bookkeeping, or anything else that needs doing.

Susan Pacey is the daughter-in-law of founder Dot Pacey. She’s been involved with the business for almost 50 years, making candies and jellies, waiting on customers, and doing anything else that needs doing. Her husband Paul and daughter Kim manage the candy kitchen today, which employs her grandchildren (4th generation) along with other family and friends.

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