Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sometimes you feel like a nut...

These don't take long to make and they're really wonderful!! A couple of years ago, I made 6 pounds--I put them in small glass jars (the kind with the glass lid and metal wire hinges like canning jars from World Market) and they made great holiday gifts!

Spiced Pecans

✔ 1 pound pecan halves
✔ 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
✔ 1 teaspoon salt
✔ 2 teaspoons sugar
✔ 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
✔ 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
✔ 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander seed
✔ 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

Preheat oven to 300°. Place pecans in a mixing bowl. Drizzle oil around sides of bowl and toss thoroughly to coat the nuts evenly. Mix salt, sugar, and spices in a small bowl and sprinkle the mixture over the nuts, stirring constantly. Spread nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet and place in oven.

Bake 10 minutes, or until well-toasted. Allow nuts to cool completely. Spiced nuts will keep for over a week in a sealed container.

Buon appetito!

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