Maple Balsamic Pecans Les Fougeres
photo by mary winecoff
- Ready In:
- 1 lb pecans
- 3⁄4 cup maple syrup
- 1⁄4 cup good balsamic vinegar
- sea salt
- Toss one pound pecans with the maple syrup and approximately 1/4 cup of balsamic to taste (look for a nice sweet/tangy balance).
- Roast on parchment lined baking sheet at 325 degrees until fragrant and glazed. (about 15 minutes), then sprinkle generously with sea salt and let cool.
- store in an airtight container at room temperature.
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Interesting take on the usual spiced or sweet nuts. As a diabetic I am pretty much staying away from pure maple syrup so I subbed Cary's Sugar Free Maple and a beaten egg white. I was using a homemade fig balsamic so when the nuts came out of the oven I used the same spices I would in a fig cake- a little ginger, some mace and some lemon zest. These were terrific. I loved the balsamic taste with the nuts. Great recipe!
Just finished making these and they are amazing!!! I didn't know if I had a pound or not, so I mixed enough maple syrup and balsamic vinegar to coat the nuts, and kept tasting and tweaking until it suited me. I used red balsamic vinegar I had bought from Sam's Club about a year ago. It's a big bottle and when I had bought it the taste wasn't so good, but after some time the vinegar gets thicker, sweeter and all around better. Then roasted then in a pan lined with parchment paper - it really help keep the mess down. Also turned the nuts during the roasting to help the maple/balsamic coat the nuts better. This recipe is a definite keeper.
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