Perfectly Candied Pecans

Perfectly Candied Pecans created by Katzen

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.

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  • 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.
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"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."

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  1. La Dilettante
    (*humming a happy little French tune here*---'la Vie en Rose") 'cause I'm in love with these delicacies! I needed some candied pecans to go into my famous salad (okay, not famous but it oughta be:):), Recipe #477298. These are so good they may be all eaten up before I serve the salad tonight...instead of cinnamon and nutmeg, I used a smidge of cayenne. Sweet 'n' hot---yes!
  2. Trishs Dishes
    I loved this recipe. Very easy and just sweet enough. As the name says Perfectly Candied Pecans.
  3. 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.
  4. Catnip46
    Although these were easy to make I also was not crazy about them. Not sweet enough, I think I'll try them one more time but double all the ingredients except the pecans. Also instead of sprinkling the sugar over the nuts I will just add the pecans to the sugar mixture so they get coated good. Not sure one really has to bake them as this seems to melt the sugar off the nuts.
  5. jessi_mcg
    Oh, I thought these were terrific! I loved the touch of maple, and the salt is just enough to make a perfect sweet/salty combo. I made a smallish batch with walnuts to top Recipe #385963, and as such made a few changes in prep. Instead of boiling the butter/syrup in a pan I put it in a small pyrex bowl and put the bowl in the oven while the oven preheated. Once it was done preheating the butter and syrup had melted together and I was able to proceed from there as written. Thanks so much for a real keeper! Made for Veg*n Swap #20.
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