Citrus-Candied Pecans

Oxmoor House
about 6 cups


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2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon butter
Grated rind and juice of 1 orange
Juice of 1/2 lemon
4 cups pecan halves


Combine sugar and flour in a medium-size heavy saucepan; mix well. Add milk and butter; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Stir in orange rind and juice and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture reaches soft ball stage (240°).

Remove from heat; stir in pecans. Beat with a wooden spoon until mixture begins to thicken. Working rapidly, spread mixture on waxed paper; separate pecans with a fork. Let cool. Store in airtight containers.

Created date

February 2010