Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Candied Maple Pecans

To me, pecans are sweet and great, all on their own! But for a nice treat or an addition to granola, cereal, porridge, cookies, breads, and even ice cream- these rock!
They're also really quick and easy to make!

2 1/2 cups pecans
2 T butter
1/2 (or more)* real maple syrup

Melt butter in a cast iron skillet. Toss in pecans. Stir until coated well with butter. Pour in maple syrup and continue to heat and stir until syrup has made a glaze on the nuts and is no longer puddled in the pan.
Spread out on light colored cookie sheet. Bake at 300 until the glaze is dry and set, stirring every 4 or 5 minutes; about 15 to 20 minutes total.
Allow to cool before storing.
Use different nuts-almonds are cheaper.
Use about 3/4 cup syrup for a sweeter nut. 
Kick up with cinnamon or other spices.
Longer toasted will make a more crispy glaze.
I used these in Homemade Butter Pecan Ice Cream.

This post is linked to: Raising Homemakers
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