Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

These are great as a garnish or to enjoy with drinks. You can use different nuts and different spices if you want to experiment. This recipe has been adapted from a recipe from Gale Gand.


  1. In a deep saucepan, combine the sugar, water and orange zest and bring to a boil. Add the pecans and simmer, stirring, as the water evaporates. The glaze will be shiny and transparent at first, then turn opaque, and crystallize as the water cooks away.
  2. When the nuts are completely coated with sugar crystals, they are done. Spread them out on a sheet pan to cool. (To wash the saucepan, soak it overnight.).
Most Helpful

My husband has been wanting me to find a recipe for orange pecans. Didn't know how these would be, but went ahead & doubled the recipe. Glad I did but might as well go ahead & make a second double batch because I don't think these will last long. Thanks for a great recipe!

Wanda Bonham May 21, 2010

The orange taste really comes through in these nuts. Sweet and I loved the flavoring. Made for Photo Tag.

mary winecoff December 31, 2009