Homemade Pecan Log - J.W. Renfroe Pecan Co.

October 18, 2021

Homemade Pecan Log

Pecan logs are another favorite Southern treat made famous by road stops. Follow this pecan log recipe and enjoy a sweet, nougat-like flavor.


2 cups granulated sugar

• 1 cup brown sugar

• 1/2 cup light corn syrup

• 1 cup evaporated milk

1-1/2 cups chopped pecans


1. Combine sugars, corn syrup and milk in a saucepan. Cook to soft ball stage (234°F), stirring only until sugar dissolves. Cool at room temperature, stirring until lukewarm (110°F).

2. Beat until mixture holds its shape, then knead until firm.

3. Shape into two 1-1/2" rolls. Roll in pecans, pressing firmly into candy. Chill and slice 1/2" thick.

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