Boatwrights Sweet & Spicy Salad Pecans

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Recipe by Demelza

These pecans are as close as I can come to the ones topping a salad at Boatwrights Restaurant, Disney's Port Orleans Riverside Resort. When you try a dish at any of the Disney restaurants you can ask the chef for the recipe. Some are actually preprinted, this one wasn't. I was given the ingredients & quantities to make this, but it was such a large amount that I had to try to reduce it. The original amounts called for 6 oz each of all the spices. I didn't get any instructions either. I have made these using the syrup method, & just melting the butter & tossing all the ingredients together. I think the syrup method is best. I love these nuts garnishing a salad or just to eat as is.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine butter & brown sugar in a large heavy pot.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Stir in cinnamon, chili, & cayenne.
  5. Add nuts, stir to coat.
  6. Pour on parchment lined cookie sheet.
  7. Bake at 325 for 20 - 30 minutes, till no longer syrupy, stir once or twice while baking.
  8. Sprinkle with salt.
  9. Cool & store in airtight container.

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