Stovetop Spiced Pecans
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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Serves: Makes 4 cups
And easy Stovetop Spiced Pecan that is perfect for holiday gift giving or entertaining.
  • 4 cups pecan halves
  • 1 tsp. Kosher salt
  • ½ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. granulated orange peel (optional)
  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  1. Line a sided cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a small bowl, mix together the salt, cayenne, cinnamon, and orange peel and set aside.
  2. Place a cast iron pan over medium heat and add the pecans. Stirring frequently, cook the pecans for 4-5 minutes until they start to brown and become aromatic. Add the butter and stir to melt. Add in the spice mixture and continue stirring. Add in the sugar and water and stir to coat all the nuts. Cook for approx. 2-3 min. Place the nuts onto the prepared cookie sheet, separate them with a fork and allow the nuts to cool completely. Can be stored up to 3 weeks in an air tight container.
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