Prep 0 mins
Cook 20 mins
...a close fascimile of Trader Joe's Glazed Cinnamon Pecans. Walnuts are a good substitute for the pecans. Cookgirl has been officially banned from all Trader Joe's on the West Coast. I knew it would happen eventually. I am now forced to wear my Groucho Marx glasses to shop at any Trader Joe's.
- 2 cups raw pecan halves
- 2 tablespoons unbleached cane sugar
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 tablespoon real butter, melted
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (NOT imitation) or 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄8 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 pinch freshly grated nutmeg
- 1 pinch ground cardamom
- 1 pinch ground star anise
- Preheat a baking sheet in the oven at 350 degrees.
- In a bowl combine all the ingredients and toss to coat.
- Spread the nuts singly on a baking sheet and bake for about 20 minutes, or until the pecans are browned and crispy. Stir nuts occasionally to avoid burning and to roast evenly. *Watch* oven carefully!
- Set baking sheet aside to allow nuts to cool completely. Once cooled, transfer to airtight container.
- All amounts are estimated.
- Great as a snack, in salads, as a snack -- .
I didn't have the cardamom or the anise either and also used regular white sugar instead of the unbleached cane sugar. They turned out great! I put them out at Thanksgiving and not one pecan was left! Thanks! Amy
Excellent recipe! I didn't have the cardamon or the star anise and I used regular white sugar. I roasted in the oven in a cast iron pan. It came out great. I sprinkled the roasted pecans on top of Harvest Pumpkin Apple Bread (Harvest Pumpkin Apple Bread)when the bread was about half way through baking in the oven. Yum! Thanks for a great recipe. :)