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Brined Pecans

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Total time 35 mins
Yield Makes 2 1/2 cups
  

Ingredients

  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups pecan halves
  • 3 tablespoons kosher salt, divided

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Stir together warm water and sugar, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Soak pecan halves in water mixture 10 minutes; drain well. Sprinkle 2 Tbsp. kosher salt in a 15- x 10-inch jelly-roll pan. Arrange pecans in a single layer in pan; sprinkle with 1 Tbsp. kosher salt. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until toasted and fragrant. Toss pecans in a strainer to remove excess salt, if desired.