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Sugary Spice Pecans

Yield 3 1/2 cups (serving size: 2 tablespoons)
Serve these pecans as a snack, or add them to mixed greens tossed in a vinaigrette and topped with goat cheese.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash of ground cloves
  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Cooking spray

Nutrition Information

  • calories 80
  • caloriesfromfat 60 %
  • fat 5.3 g
  • satfat 0.4 g
  • monofat 3.3 g
  • polyfat 1.3 g
  • protein 0.6 g
  • carbohydrate 8.6 g
  • fiber 0.5 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.2 mg
  • sodium 0.0 mg
  • calcium 4 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat until sugar dissolves, stirring constantly (about 8 minutes). Add pecans and vanilla; cook until all syrup is absorbed and pecans are coated, stirring constantly (about 12 minutes). Spread pecan mixture on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. (Pecans will have a sugar coating.) Separate pecans into halves. Cool completely.

  2. NOTE: Store in an airtight container in a cool, dark place for up to one month; in the refrigerator for up to 3 months; or in the freezer for up to 8 months.