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NOTES: These pecans can be made up to a week ahead; store airtight at room temperature.

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Credit: Lisa Romerein

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MAKES: 8 to 10 servings


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  • Spread pecans in a single layer in a baking pan. Bake in a 350° oven until golden under skins, 8 to 10 minutes.

  • In a 10- to 12-inch frying pan over high heat, combine sugar, lime juice, ground chile, cayenne, and salt. Stir until sugar is melted, 2 to 3 minutes, then stir occasionally until mixture is very bubbly and slightly darker, 2 to 3 minutes longer.

  • Add pecans and stir until well coated with sugar mixture. Spread in baking pan and let stand until cool to touch, 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

369 calories; calories from fat 76%; protein 3.8g; fat 31g; saturated fat 2.5g; carbohydrates 25g; fiber 3.7g; sodium 140mg.