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Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Kevin Crafts Photo by: Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Kevin Crafts

Chai-Cherry Walnuts

This topping for hot cereal or yogurt would also be great made with other dried fruits such as cranberries, blueberries, or apples.

Sunset FEBRUARY 2011

  • Yield: Serves 10 (makes 2 1/2 cups)
  • Cook time: 30 Minutes


  • 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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 151
  • Calories from fat: 75%
  • Protein: 2.9g
  • Fat: 13g
  • Saturated fat: 1.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 8.6g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Sodium: 26mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg

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Chai-Cherry Walnuts Recipe