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Buttery Toasted Pecans

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

 

Hands-on time 10 mins
Total time 35 mins
Yield Makes 4 cups
Patiently roasting pecans (the entire 25 minutes!) at 325° to coax out their flavor and essential oils takes them from good to great. 

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 4 cups pecan halves
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 325°. Toss together butter and pecans. Spread pecans in a single layer in a jelly-roll pan; bake 25 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through. Remove from oven, and sprinkle with salt and pepper, tossing to coat. Cool completely. Store up to 1 week.