Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins
Snow white buttery toasted pecans that look wonderful placed on your holiday table. This is Bird's own recipe for something so simple and yet so yummy! Great for gift giving as well. These can be enjoyed year round. Be careful as they can become addicting! If you'd like to send your senses into a yummy frenzy of 'hot & sweet', try adding a dash or two of cayenne pepper into the mix. ;)
- 1 lb pecan halves
- 1⁄4 cup butter, melted
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 250°F Place pecans into a large wide bowl. Set aside.
- Add spices to melted butter in a small bowl and stir. Pour over pecans, tossing gently to coat. Spread pecans evenly in a single layer onto a baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool to room temperature. Place pecans in a plastic grocery bag filled with the powdered sugar. Holding the front and back sides of the bag, roll pecans by alternating lifting each side to tumble the pecans to coat thoroughly (like a tumbler or cleaning a bowling ball).
- Shake off excess sugar and place into a decorative serving dish (covered if not eating right away).
These are very yummy! I made a very small batch; just 1 cup pecans, a sprinkling each of nutmeg, salt, and cinnamon. I used 1 1/2 tbsp Smart Balance with Flaxseed Oil spread for the butter. I microwaved the Smart Balance for 15 secs and stirred in the seasonings, then tossed the pecans in. I sprayed a piece of foil lightly with nonstick cooking spray and cooked for 13 mins. I used 1 1/2 tbsp powdered sugar and coated them in a quart Ziploc baggie. Next time I'll use a bit more cinnamon and nutmeg, as those flavors didn't come through enough for me. But these tasted great and I'm glad they cooled off so fast because I couldn't wait to try them. Made for Please Review My Recipe tag game. Thanks so much for sharing, I will make these again for sure, and most likely a full batch to share at gatherings. :)
Great pecan recipe! Easy to make too. I made one batch just as directed and loved them; made another with double the cinnamon and nutmeg and really loved them :) Thanks for sharing the recipe!
DH couldn't stop eating these. Said they were Sooooo good! Thanks for a great recipe!