Peppy Pecans

Serves: 4 cups


4 cups pecan halves
4 TBS unsalted butter
3 TBS Dark Brown Sugar
3 TBS Light Brown Sugar
1 tsp dried ground orange peel
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cumin
2 tsp water


In a dry skillet, toast the nuts for about 4 – 5 minutes over medium heat. Stir the nuts occasionally until they begin browning. Add the butter stirring to coat the nuts as it melts. Toast and stir for about a minute until the nuts brown further. Add the brown sugar and spices and distribute them in the pan. Stir for about a minute then add the water to create a syrup and stir to coat the nuts. Cook for another minute stirring constantly. Remove from the heat and spread on a piece of parchment paper over a cooling rack. Serve as a garnish, snack, appetizer, or package as a gift.

Recipe courtesy of Popoff Enterprises.