Spiced Pecans

A tiny little post and a final recipe from Bryan’s party. Something to do with all of the pecans that don’t make it into your Maple Pecan Pie. These spiced nuts are super tasty, easy to make and keep well. Enjoy! Next week: one really amazing kuchen

Spiced Pecans (adapted from recipes by Ina Garten and Frank Stitt)

  • 4 cups pecan halves
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or more to taste, I do more)
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 heaping tablespoon very finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
Preheat the oven to 350° F.
Place the pecans on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven. Toss hot pecans with butter and olive oil on hot baking sheet. Add salt, pepper, cayenne, sugar, and rosemary and toss to coat. Return the pecans to the oven for another 2 to 3 minutes, until toasted and fragrant, but be careful not to overcook them!

8 comments to “Spiced Pecans”

  1. Was just sitting here, post dinner, trying not to think about dessert. Fighting the craving…then I saw this. I don’t have pecans but I do have walnuts. Guess the craving wins. Thanks:)

  2. Hmmm making these would be worse than making the pecan pie. I would definitely eat a whole bunch of them while watching movies late at night. I have a thing for spiced nuts of all kinds. This is bad, bad I tell you. But, I’ll probably give in and give it a try anyway. I’m incorrigible.

  3. These look much better than the spiced pecans I once made, which involved a bit of cumin that (in my opinion) messed up the taste. And I await said kuchen recipe. I loooove kuchen.

  4. i’ve made these before several times. the family loves them. great for party snacks or little gifts.



  5. These spiced nuts look wonderful. And if I can learn to make an amazing kuchen I may just win over my German mother-in-law, of 15 years, yet!

  6. Caroline @ Whippedtheblog says:

    May 6th, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Just catching up, haven’t visited in awhile. “Dropping in” to say hello!

  7. love some spiced nuts – they are addictive!

    as for your ann arbor tweet – stop by Karma Vista winery (it’s in coloma, which is right off 94 on the way). we have a wedding to attend near ann arbor later this month and we’ll be stopping by there on the way! great little winery ;)

  8. I recently found your blog. Your food, colors, textures and compositions are all delicious!!! Thanks.

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