Bourbon Pecans

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Recipe by Alan in SW Florida

Enjoy these during the holidays or anytime at all. These nuts could easily be put into airtight jars and given as gifts.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Simmer the bourbon in a small saucepan over medium heat until reduced by a quarter, just a few minutes. Blanch the pecans in boiling water for 1 minute ( blanching the pecans in boiling water is an old Chinese trick that makes them especially crisp), then drain.
  2. Combine the bourbon, oil, Worcestershire sauce, bitters, and sugar in a large bowl. Add the HOT pecans and toss. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  3. Spread the pecans in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Bake until the nuts are crisp and the liquid has evaporated, 30 to 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Turn the nuts into a clean bowl.
  4. Combine the cumin, cayenne, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Toss with the nuts and serve.

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