Candied Pecans6:14 PM
So much for three times a week. Oh well - I'll get better as I get used to this new schedule.
About a year ago, I was on the prowl for the perfect candied pecans. I had just had some on a spinach salad and decided I needed to learn to make my own or forever be a slave to some corn-syrup-laden, store-bough version.
I found this recipe and immediately fell in love. When you bite into them, there's that wonderful crispy sweetness that comes with a good candied nut. However, these have a little bit of spice right at the end. It's a great surprise and it keeps you coming back for more. Seriously - I don't know how many times I've made these, but they're always gone before I have a chance to take any pictures! Unfortunately I don't know who to give credit for this great recipe - when I went back to the website, I found that it no longer exists!
Anyway, these are perfect on a spinach salad, a bowl of ice cream, or by the handful (or anything else you can come up with). Enjoy!
- 1/4 c sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- Dash cayenne pepper
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1 1/2 c pecan halves
In a medium skillet, combine butter, sugar mixture and pecans. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar has melted and nuts are coated.
Cool on lightly greased aluminum foil.
PS - you can use any other nuts you'd like as well. Just substitute them in for the pecans!