Recipe by JanuaryBride
This is EXACTLY what I had been looking for. I have made a ton of candied nut recipes and nothing quite works for me. . .this one makes the cut! Feel free to use walnuts instead of pecans. They are heavenly as a snack, ask a housewarming gift or simply on top of a salad. This is a twist on a couple different recipes already here on Zaar.
Top Review by AlaskaGal49
These are excellent, very well balanced, and extremely easy to make. I doubled the recipe and added a 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Boy, did these turn out well. I ended up toasting them for more than five minutes in the oven, let them cool, chopped them and then caramelized them. Exactly what I was looking for as a topper for a sweet potato cheesecake.
- 3⁄4 teaspoon granulated sugar (the more coarse sugars tend to make for a less sweet nut somehow)
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 cup pecans
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Mix sugar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a small bowl and set aside.
- Saute butter and maple syrup in a large pan, and bring to a boil.
- Remove from heat. Add nuts and toss to coat.
- Transfer nuts to a rimmed baking sheet lined with aluminum foil.
- Sprinkle with sugar mixture over top of the nuts and toss gently to coat; DO NOT MIX too much because the sugar will dissolve and won't stick to the top of your nuts.
- Spread out the nuts so that they are not touching one another.
- Toast in oven for 5 minutes.
- Let nuts cool completely on sheet.