Orange Pecans

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by lazyme

A nice appetizer or snack. Especially nice around the holidays, and can be made 3 days ahead. From Bon Appetit, November 1994.

Top Review by cookiedog

These had a nice citrus-spice flavor. The cayenne is just enough to warm your mouth. I used tangerine zest (what I had on hand)and a little less cloves.It gave the house a wonderful aroma and it took all of my will power to keep some for an asian inspired salad the next day.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 300ºF.
  2. Melt butter in heavy medium saucepan over low heat. Add orange peel, cinnamon, coriander, cloves and cayenne and stir until aromatic, about 30 seconds.
  3. Add pecans, then sugar and salt and stir to coat evenly. Transfer nut mixture to baking sheet.
  4. Bake until nuts are toasted, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes. Cool. (Can be prepared 3 days ahead. Store airtight at room temperature).

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