Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller 
Hands-on Time
10 Mins
Total Time
35 Mins
Makes 4 cups

Patiently roasting pecans (the entire 25 minutes!) at 325° to coax out their flavor and essential oils takes them from good to great.


How to Make It

Preheat oven to 325°. Toss together butter and pecans. Spread pecans in a single layer in a jelly-roll pan; bake 25 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through. Remove from oven, and sprinkle with salt and pepper, tossing to coat. Cool completely. Store up to 1 week.

Ratings & Reviews


November 07, 2015
Wish I'd read the other reviews before I made these. Burnt first 4 cups at 25 min then another 2 at 15 min before I learned. My oven is calibrated too. DONT MAKE THIS RECIPE!!!

December 08, 2015
I'm glad I read reviews before making, pecans are too expensive to use if the recipe isn't successful. Thanks to all the ladies for their helpful & honest opinions. I will not be making this recipe!

AmyKarges's Review

December 12, 2014
I am so disappointed! Had to throw away 4 cups of pecans. 325 is too high a temperature. I even cut temperature back to 315 before placing pecans in the oven. In 20 minutes they were too burnt to eat.


May 20, 2015
I make these all the time. The recipe I use ,however, uses smoked paprika.