We serve these Spiced Pecans over our Waldorf Cobb Salad but they're just as good solo for snacking—or packaged up as a gift.
Makes 1 1/2 cups
1 1/2 cups apple juice
1 1/2 cups pecan halves
3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon apple pie spice
1/8 teaspoon table salt
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (optional)
Preheat oven to 350°. Pour apple juice over pecan halves in a small bowl. Let stand 15 minutes; drain. Stir together sugar, apple pie spice, table salt, and, if desired, ground red pepper in a medium bowl; add pecans, tossing to coat. Spread in a single layer in a lightly greased, aluminum foil-lined 15- x 10-inch pan. Bake 15 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring once. Cool in pan on a wire rack 20 minutes; separate pecans with a fork.