Chai-Cherry Walnuts

Chai-Cherry Walnuts Recipe
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Kevin Crafts
This topping for hot cereal or yogurt would also be great made with other dried fruits such as cranberries, blueberries, or apples.


Serves 10 (makes 2 1/2 cups)

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Recipe Time

Cook: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 151
Caloriesfromfat 75 %
Protein 2.9 g
Fat 13 g
Satfat 1.2 g
Carbohydrate 8.6 g
Fiber 3 g
Sodium 26 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg


1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons packed dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups walnut pieces
1/2 cup dried tart cherries


1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, whisk together spices, salt, and pepper. Add brown sugar, oil, and walnuts. Gently toss and rub nuts in mixture until evenly coated.

2. Spread walnuts on a rimmed baking sheet and bake, turning nuts halfway through baking, until light golden, 10 to 15 minutes total. Let nuts cool completely.

3. Toss walnuts with dried cherries.

Make ahead: Up to 1 week.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per 1/4-cup serving.