- a French confection consisting of a caramel-covered almond or, sometimes, a hazelnut.
- a cookie-size confection made especially of butter, brown sugar, and pecans: developed in New Orleans in the early 19th century.
- a similar confection of nuts mixed or covered with chocolate, coconut, maple sugar or syrup, etc.
Origin of praline
Examples from the Web for praline
Historical Examples of praline
Keep the praline powder in a close preserve jar ready for use.
If making coffee pralin, add three tablespoonfuls of praline powder (see below).
If making chocolate pralin, add three tablespoonfuls of praline powder; stir in lightly a pint of cream whipped to a stiff froth.
Elodie went into realistic details of the wreck of the gold stopping on the praline stuffing of a chocolate.The Mountebank
William J. Locke
- a confection of nuts with caramelized sugar, used in desserts and as a filling for chocolates
- Also called: sugared almond a sweet consisting of an almond encased in sugar
Word Origin for praline
1727, prawlin, from French praline (17c.), from the name of Marshal Duplessis-Praslin (1598-1675, pronounced "praline"), "whose cook invented this confection" [Klein]. Modern spelling in English from 1809.