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Spiced Pecan Hostess Gift

  • Yield: Makes about 4 cups

Source: Martha Stewart Living Television


  • 4 cups unsalted pecan halves
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 4 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon chili paste


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. In a medium bowl, combine pecans, maple syrup, 3 teaspoons salt, pepper flakes, chili powder, cayenne, and chili paste. Toss to coat.

  2. Spread nuts in a single layer on prepared baking sheet, and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven, toss with remaining teaspoon salt and let cool. Serve immediately or store, at room temperature, in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

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  • LovetheUK
    28 DEC, 2010
    These are fabulous and very easy. I substitute Hunts 'chili sauce' (think meat loaf sandwiches) for the 'chili paste'. I mix up all the spices, then drop in the nuts to coat. They have just the right combination of spicy and sweet. What we refer to as 'more-ish' - once you have one you have to have more!
  • hjnytoni
    24 DEC, 2010
    I make them without the red pepper flakes and chili paste for my mild loving famiy, and they are still plenty hot. They still disappear though, as do the gift batches I make the same way.
  • lkristenjones
    11 DEC, 2010
    nevermind! It's right above! Duh!
  • lkristenjones
    11 DEC, 2010
    the link doesn't work. can you provide a working link? thanks.
  • Naomi_Kim
    9 DEC, 2010
    Here's the gift tag template: Happy handmade holidays!
  • lnmclark
    8 DEC, 2010
    Would love to print out the template but no where to be found. Will it be added soon? Making gifts and need right away.
  • momx4
    4 DEC, 2010
    I would like to download the template too! Where is it? I thought I had saved it in my collections but it is not there. Please help.
  • Harrington5
    14 NOV, 2010
    How do I download the template?
  • coachgrazina
    26 AUG, 2010
    I don't use maple syrop, can I use honey instead?
  • becmitch
    23 DEC, 2009
    How do I download the recipe template? I cannot seem to figure it out. Please help in ID.