Spiced Vanilla Pecans

Recipe by Mirj2338
READY IN: 13hrs 31mins
YIELD: 1 pound




  • Note: If you don't have superfine sugar (in Britspeak: caster sugar) then you can whirl regular granulated sugar in the food processor for about 5 minutes.
  • You can skip this and just use granulated sugar, but please make sure it dissolves completely before leaving the pecans to sit.
  • In a large pot, boil the pecans in the water for 1 minute.
  • Drain well.
  • While they're still hot, toss them in a large bowl with the sugar, melted butter, corn syrup and vanilla extract.
  • Mix well and let the nuts sit, covered, for at least 12 hours, up to 24 hours.
  • Preheat the oven the 325 degrees F.
  • Put the nuts on a cookie sheet (make sure it's rimmed so the nuts don't fall off).
  • Bake the nuts for 30 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.
  • The nuts should brown nicely.
  • I know, they are brown already, what I mean is that they should be a little darker, and crisp looking.
  • However, they won't actually get crisp until they cool.
  • Meanwhile, combine all the spices in a large bowl.
  • The minute, the actual instant that the nuts are done, add them to the spices and toss them until they are well covered.
  • Pat the nuts back down on the cookie sheet in a single layer, so they can cool without clumping together.
  • Cool thoroughly, and store in an airtight container.