Preheat oven to 350°F. Place pecans in a bowl. Melt butter over low heat and stir in spices, salt, pepper and sugar. Remove from heat; stir until sugar dissolves. Pour over pecans and mix well.
Spread pecans evenly on a large rimmed cookie sheet and bake, stirring often, until dark brown and fragrant, 20 to 25 minutes. Season with additional salt and pepper while warm. Cool completely before serving. (Can be made up to a week ahead; keep covered and refrigerated.)
I've made these several times and they turn out great. I've soaked in Apple juice and in orange juice and both are good. These are great to snack on, and add a little something extra to homemade cinnamon rolls!
This is JUST what I was looking for! Everyone around here does the same old butter/Worcestershire mixture on pecans or the candied ones. This was a great blend of spices and just enough sweetness. I will probably up the cayenne next time because we couldn't taste it much and we like a little heat. Please try this recipe if you are looking for great roasted pecans!
I love spiced nuts, and this is going in my recipe file. I threw a cocktail party and I served many different kinds of nuts, and people chose these over others. It has the right amount of everything and a very slight spicy kick to it. It kept well in the fridge for over a week.
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