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Candied Walnuts

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 5 mins
Bake time 22 mins
Yield Makes about 2 cups
These sweet and crunchy nuts are scrumptious when paired with a creamy Brie or Camembert or sprinkled over salad. They freeze beautifully in a zip-top plastic freezer bag for up to 3 months.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 1/4 cups (8 ounces) walnut halves

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium bowl.

  2. Bring 4 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add walnuts, and cook 3 minutes; drain. Immediately place walnuts in bowl with sugar mixture, tossing to coat. Place walnuts in a single layer on a lightly greased jelly-roll pan.

  3. Bake at 350° for 20 to 22 minutes or until deep golden brown. Cool completely in pan. Store in an airtight container.

  4. Laura Werlin, The New American Cheese