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Ginger Scented Pecans

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Sweet and spicy, ginger-infused pecans are an enticing accompaniment to a drink before dinner and an excellent gift as well. Toasting releases their essential oils, bringing out the fullest flavor.

  • Yield: Makes 5 cups

Ingredients

  • 5 cups pecan halves
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Place nuts in a single layer on two rimmed baking sheets. Toast until nuts are fragrant, 10 to 15 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through cooking. Meanwhile, combine sugar, salt, and ginger in a small bowl, and set aside.

  2. Combine honey, 2 tablespoons water, and oil in a large saucepan, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium, and add roasted pecans. Cook, stirring once or twice, until all of the liquid has evaporated, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer mixture to a bowl, add sugar mixture, and toss until well combined. Spread nuts in a single layer on a sheet of parchment paper to cool. These pecans may be kept in an airtight container at room temperature for 1 week.

Cook's Notes

Use only the freshest nuts you can find, and discard all broken pieces.

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  • clumsykitchen
    22 DEC, 2008
    These are amazing and the flavors aren't overwhelming... which is why I ate probably 2 cups by myself! So easy to make too and a simple to throw together either last minute or while you're baking something else. One of my faves.
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  • petiteflour
    19 JAN, 2008
    Fabulous! Everyone enjoy's them. We made them once to sell at a craft sale. They also make a fine hostess gift.
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  • hlg22
    4 DEC, 2007
    I am not much of a nut person but I tried these at a friend's house and couldn't stop eating them! I've made them several times since and they always go over well. Perfect combination of salty and sweet, and so easy to make.
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