Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

The Glory of Southern Cooking

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 lb butter
  • 3 tablespoons orange liqueur (Cointreau or Grand Marnier)
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated orange rind
  • 1 12 lbs pecan halves
  • 1 tablespoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 300°.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat; add in liqueur and orange zest; stir until blended.
  3. Remove the pan from heat, add in the pecans, and toss to coat well.
  4. Spread the nuts evenly on a large baking sheet and toast in the oven, uncovered, until golden brown, about 30 minutes, tossing the nuts from time to time.
  5. Drain on paper towels, sprinkle salt on top; let cool completely, and serve in crystal bowls with cocktails.
Most Helpful

Fabulous!! These are really great with a hint of orange and Grand Marnier!! I cut this recipe in half and used half butter, half light olive oil. Love these!! I have a great snack and I also used them in Waldorf Salad, Georgia Style. Thanks!

Chef*Lee October 30, 2008