Sweet-and-Spicy Pecans

recipe
These seasoned pecans are a great topping for salads or eaten as a stand-alone snack.

 

Yield:

Makes 1 cup

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Soak: 10 Minutes
Bake: 10 Minutes

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

Preparation

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

Combine 2 tablespoons sugar, chili powder, and red pepper. Add pecans; toss to coat. Place pecans in a single layer on a lightly greased baking sheet.

Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until golden brown, stirring once.

Chef Franklin Biggs,

Homewood Gourmet, Birmingham, Alabama,

Southern Living

February 2006