September 26, 2013

Spicy Maple Pecans

Spicy maple pecans are delicious. 

These guys will be going into several desserts that I am experimenting with.  They will also be going into my mouth.  I would like them to go into your mouths too.

I’ve made maple pecans before.  This time, we’re adding spices!  It’s still super easy.  Spicy maple pecans will be yours in 5 minutes. 

It would be silly not to make them.
Spicy Maple Pecans

2 cups pecan halves
2 tbsp butter
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cayenne pepper (or to taste, I like it spicy)
1/2 tsp white pepper
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp cloves
1/3 cup maple syrup

Mix together salt and all spices in a small bowl; set aside.  In a non-stick frying pan over medium heat, place pecans and butter.  Stir until butter is melted and pecans are coated in butter.  Add spice mixture and stir just until pecans are evenly coated.  Pour in maple syrup and stir until pecans are toasted and syrup thickens and coats the pecans (about 3 minutes). 

Dump out onto a piece of parchment paper, trying to separate the nuts a bit, and let cool.  When cool, break apart any chunks and store in an airtight container for snacking and baking needs. 

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