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.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Reviews (4)

11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2019
I make these pecans every year at Christmas for friends, family and for us. I always get lots of compliments on them, such as "Fantastic", "Addictive", "Great on ice cream". A friend of mine who passed 8 years ago was the first one to serve these to me and gave me the recipe. She was a true gourmet and an excellent cook. I still think of her every year when I make them, which is a characteristic in my favorite things to cook, ie when they remind me of someone I love. Enjoy!!!
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12/22/2008
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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01/19/2008
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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12/04/2007
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.