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Sweet-and-Spicy Pecans

Yield 1 cup

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper

How to Make It

  1. Stir together 1/4 cup sugar and warm water until sugar dissolves. Add pecans; soak 10 minutes. Drain, discarding syrup.

  2. Combine 2 tablespoons sugar, chili powder, and red pepper. Add pecans, tossing to coat. Place pecans on a lightly greased baking sheet.

  3. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes, stirring once.

Homewood Gourmet, Homewood, Alabama