Orange Chipotle-Spiced Pecan Mix

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photo by loof751 photo by loof751
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photo by mary winecoff photo by mary winecoff
Ready In:
1hr 10mins
2 1/2 cups




  • Preheat oven to 225°.
  • Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium bowl; stir with a whisk. Stir in pecans. Combine sugar, salt, and pepper. Add to pecan mixture; toss well. Spread mixture in a single layer on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 225° for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven; cool completely. Stir in cranberries.
  • Note: Store in an airtight container for up to one week.

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  1. swissms
    Lovely combination of flavors. Great snack or cocktail appetizer. I may add a bit more orange zest and brown sugar next time. Thank you for the recipe. Made for PRMR Holiday special.
  2. loof751
    Oh boy - I need more than 5 stars for this recipe! These are terrific nuts - sweet, lightly spicy, perfect with the addition of the dried cranberries. Great with cocktails or anytime - just loved them - thanks for sharing your recipe!
  3. Lalaloula
    10/16: I have made this yesterday to send to my parents as a weekend surprise. I was amazed at how easy everything was to put together and at how good the readily roasted nuts smelled. If their aroma is anything to go by, these will be 5 stars for sure. Ill update my review and assign stars as soon as my parents tell me how well they liked this. THANKS SO MUCH for sharing this superb recipe with us, Wickety! Made and reviewed for Everyday Is A Holiday Tag Game Octobre 09. Update: My parents raved about these nuts. They arrived in perfect shape and my parents thought they were perfect as is, but also that they would like to try adding even more chili pepper for extra heat next time. A THANK YOU for sharing out to you, wickety from them also.
  4. Kumquat the Cats fr
    This was wickedly good. It's not exactly light, but maybe a lighter version of a fattening dish. I halved the recipe, but used the whole egg white. The chipotle seasoning was super tasty, and the cranberries and brown sugar made it sweet but not overly so. The egg white did a great job of keeping the spices on the nuts. I tried to feed my cats the leftover egg yolk (scrambled), but they turned their nose up at it:( Will be nibbling on these nuts in small doses. A good dish to serve to company, and I will have leftover for friends who are coming over on Thursday. Thank you!
  5. mary winecoff
    At first I worried about the baking time but it was perfect. This is spicy with heat and a good orange flavor. With the dried cranberries it made a very pretty mixture. Made for Photo Tag.



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