Orange Chipotle-Spiced Pecan Mix

  • lillieofthevaly Posted: 12/12/08
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    just ok. I eyeballed the orange juice and i think I ended up putting in too much, which when I drained the mix out onto the cookie sheet a lot of the spices stayed with the bowl and didnt make it onto the pecans. Doesnt have as strong of a taste as I thought but still good enough to serve to a crowd.

  • akheibel Posted: 11/14/08
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    I thought these were great. The perfect combination of sweet, spicy, and a little bit of tang. I used cayenne pepper instead of chipotle (the only bottle i could find was $6). The cranberries are a perfect combination, and I would probably add more next time. They accent the pecans perfectly.

  • snookie Posted: 12/19/09
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    Small effort for rave reviews! I doubled the cranberries. My guests at our holiday open house loved them.

  • Annmarie4 Posted: 11/28/08
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    I made these nuts for a Thanksgiving snack and they went over great with my cousins and my Grandma! We were all surprised at how the orange flavor really came through. I would recommend that when you mix the egg white, whip it until it's frothy. This will leave a crispier coating on the nuts which is very tasty. I would add more cranberries as well. GREAT snack for the holidays. I'll be giving them as gifts to coworkers!

  • Rachel12345 Posted: 12/16/08
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    LOVED this -- sweet, spicy, fruity in just the right mix. Only change I made to the recipe is that I added a little bit of ground coriander (and added a little more salt the second time I made it). I used a little of this to spice up a salad, too. This will be a regular holiday treat!

  • Purduekel Posted: 01/03/11
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    These are amazing! So quick, easy, and tasty! I have made these a few times this holiday season and everyone who tries them is surprised by the intense flavor. A keeper for sure!

  • WIKathleen Posted: 12/20/08
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    This recipe is awesome. I didn't have any chipotle seasoning so I used Cheyenne pepper instead (which is a little spicier - yum) I also used dried cherries and added them right away to the nut mixture and baked these also. I've made three batches of these already and tonight I made double the recipe - these are so good.

  • carson5000 Posted: 08/26/09
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    The best! I think it's worth it to get the Chipotle Pepper, it really adds a unique flavor to the nut mix. We had these on our hors d'oeuvres table and I swear people ate more of these nuts than anything else. The cranberries give it a nice tang and balance the spice out perfectly. As an added bonus, they make the house smell really holiday-y!

  • Margaret2701 Posted: 07/31/09
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    This is a wonderful recipe. I made two batches and everyone at the office loved it. It was easy to make. Try it.

  • Cubbie Posted: 01/03/11
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    This was a hit Christmas Eve. The slight kick is nice. My father who usually claims everything above ketchup is spicy, even liked it. I doubled the recipe to set out before dinner for a group of 6. It was all eaten. I didn't have enough pecans, so I used walnuts too. I think any nut would work!

  • LAS503 Posted: 04/28/11
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    Ehh- bland. Needs something to kick it up a bit.

  • emmajune Posted: 12/19/11
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    Pecan prices finally became affordable so decided to try these. We can't stop eating them. A perfect balance of sweet and spicy, definately get the Chipotle ! Will be making these as gifts and to have on hand for company.

  • sonora Posted: 01/01/13
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    Great combination of citrus and chipotle tastes, nicely highlighted by the dried cranberries. Easy to make.

  • ttsholland Posted: 12/22/13
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    excellent, I doubled the chipotle since we like things spicy, the cranberries we definitely a nice foil to the nuts, expensive, but good. I put them in nice jars and gave them away at Christmas.

  • Acollazo17 Posted: 11/01/13
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    I made these for a party and they were a huge hit!

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