Sweet Spiced Pecans
Recipe #77: Sweet Spiced Pecans
- 2 cups pecan halves
- 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter
- 3 Tbsp. granulated sugar
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- ⅛ tsp. cayenne pepper
- ¼ tsp. salt
- In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. When the butter melts, add the pecans and cook, stirring constantly.
- In a small bowl, stir together the sugar, cinnamon, cayenne, and salt.
- Just as the pecans start to turn golden brown and fragrant (about 5 minutes), add the sugar mixture to the pan and stir vigorously to coat the pecans. Cook, stirring frequently, until the sugar starts to sizzle and caramelize on the pecans, about 2 minutes more. (Remove the pecans immediately if they show any signs of starting to burn.)
- Pour the pecans out onto a piece of parchment paper or baking sheet and allow to cool. When cool, break apart and store in a sealed container for up to a week.
Recipe Credit: http://www.inquiringchef.com/2012/11/16/green-beans-with-sweet-spiced-pecans-and-goat-cheese/