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Sweet-and-Spicy Texas Pecans

Yield Makes 2 1/2 cups
Make this easy appetizer ahead of time, and store in an airtight tin; reheat in the oven right before serving. You may also sprinkle them on the Spicy Brussels Sprouts.


  • 1/2 pound chopped pecans or pecan halves
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper

How to Make It

  1. Combine pecans and melted butter in an aluminum foil-lined jellyroll pan.

  2. Bake at 350° for 5 minutes.

  3. Combine sugar and red pepper; sprinkle half of sugar mixture over pecans. Bake 5 more minutes, stirring once. Remove from oven; toss with remaining sugar mixture.