12.17.2009

Spiced Pecans

I have been making these like crazy over the holidays...perfect for parties, to give to friends, and of course just to have around the house!

from Frank Stitt's Southern Table

4 cups of pecan halves
1.5 teaspoons of Kosher salt
pinch of ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
1 heaping teaspoon dark brown sugar
1 heaping tablespoon of freshly chopped rosemary
1 tablespoon melted butter
2 tablespoons olive oile

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the pecans on a baking sheet and
bake for 15 minutes. Remove and season the pecans with above spices,
butter, and olive oil. Toss together until the pecans are coated, and
place in oven for another 3 minutes. You want them toasted and
fragrant, but don't overcook!
(I doubled this recipe for some Christmas happies, and James and I
thought it needed more heat, so I added an extra 1/4 t. of cayenne and
black pepper, and they were much better)
Enjoy!!

1 comment:

Steven and Caroline Bobo said...

yum!! Don't tell Steven...he will be jealous! He LOVES some pecans