Rosemary Pecans

Rosemary Pecans Recipe
Photo: Beatriz Da Costa
Nuts get a flavorful bath in this roasted pecan recipe. The heat of the cayenne is balanced by the sweet sugar and savory kosher salt. Make this quick snack recipe for a holiday gathering or gift for a loved one.


Makes 6 to 8 servings

Recipe from

Real Simple


2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 cups pecan halves
2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary


Heat oven to 375° F.

Melt the butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Stir in the sugar, cayenne pepper, and kosher salt. Add the pecan halves and toss. Transfer to a baking sheet and bake, stirring occasionally, until toasted, about 12 minutes. Add the rosemary and toss to combine. Transfer to a bowl and serve warm or at room temperature.

Sara Quessenberry,

Real Simple

November 2007
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