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Christmas Pecans

Yield Makes 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 5 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange rind
  • 2 cups pecan halves

How to Make It

  1. Stir together 4 tablespoons sugar, melted butter, pumpkin pie spice, and orange rind. Add pecan halves; toss to coat.

  2. Place on a lightly greased aluminum foil-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle evenly with remaining 1 tablespoon sugar.

  3. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes, stirring once.

  4. Toasted Pecans: Toss 3 cups pecan halves with 1 1/2 tablespoons melted butter. Place in an aluminum foil-lined jellyroll pan. Bake at 325° for 10 minutes. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon coarse salt evenly over pecans, and bake 10 more minutes, stirring once.