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Spicy Pecans

Yield Makes 2 cups
This makes twice what's needed for the recipe above; serve the extra at happy hour. Prep: 5 minutes; Cook: 15 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly grease a rimmed baking sheet, and set aside.

  2. Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium bowl. Combine dried rosemary and next 4 ingredients in a small bowl; sprinkle evenly over pecans, and toss to coat.

  3. Spread pecans in a single layer on baking sheet. Bake at 350° for about 15 minutes, stirring often, until pecans are crispy and brown. Let cool to room temperature on baking sheet, stirring often to prevent pecans from sticking together. Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week.

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