How to Make Spiced Pecans

I use them as the base for my chocolate pecan pie, mixed into the carrot cake batter and as decorations on top of the cake. They're also an awesome addition to salads.

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How to Make Spiced Pecans Recipe
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Get everything together. This one moves really fast.  You're not gonna have time to hunt for something in the middle of this.

Get everything together. This one moves really fast. You're not gonna have time to hunt for something in the middle of this.

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Go ahead and mix the spices together and put them aside.

Go ahead and mix the spices together and put them aside.

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Dry roast the pecans over medium heat until they smell toasted. Should take about four minutes.

Dry roast the pecans over medium heat until they smell toasted. Should take about four minutes.

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Remember to keep them moving. You don't want them to blacken... this isn't a Cajun recipe.

Remember to keep them moving. You don't want them to blacken... this isn't a Cajun recipe.

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Toss or stir. C'mon, give 'em a toss. You can do it!

Toss or stir. C'mon, give 'em a toss. You can do it!

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Add the butter, stirring until melted and all pecans are coated.

Add the butter, stirring until melted and all pecans are coated.

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Don't get distracted because they're all shiny. Remember to keep the moving.  Burning is bad.

Don't get distracted because they're all shiny. Remember to keep the moving. Burning is bad.

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Add the spices, aaaaand

Add the spices, aaaaand

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Aaaaaaaannnnnd

Aaaaaaaannnnnd

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Stir until mixed.  They'll look gritty, but don't worry it won't last.

Stir until mixed. They'll look gritty, but don't worry it won't last.

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Now add the brown sugars and stir.

Now add the brown sugars and stir.

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Now add the water. You'll hear a sizzle... it's a good thing.

Now add the water. You'll hear a sizzle... it's a good thing.

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Keep stirring for 2 to 3 minutes. You'll notice it start to thicken.

Keep stirring for 2 to 3 minutes. You'll notice it start to thicken.

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Mmmmmm, thickening...

Mmmmmm, thickening...

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Done

Done

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Take them off the heat and move them to a sheet pan lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat.  Don't use wax paper.  The pecans will still be very hot. Waxy spiced pecans wouldn't be that tasty.

Take them off the heat and move them to a sheet pan lined with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Don't use wax paper. The pecans will still be very hot. Waxy spiced pecans wouldn't be that tasty.

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Spread them out and let them cool.

Spread them out and let them cool.

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Don't forget to clean that pan.

Don't forget to clean that pan.

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Really, do it now. If you wait till later you'll be sorry.

Really, do it now. If you wait till later you'll be sorry.

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I hope you enjoy it!  I made a video of the cooking process, but it's a little too long for SnapGuide (2:42). https://youtu.be/45S1cwx9-r8

I hope you enjoy it! I made a video of the cooking process, but it's a little too long for SnapGuide (2:42). youtu.be/45S1cwx9-r8

Ingredients

½ Teaspoons Ground Orange Peel 
½ Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon 
½ Teaspoons Ground Cumin 
½ Teaspoons Cayenne Pepper 
1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt 
1 Pounds Pecan halves 
4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter 
¼ Cups Light Brown Sugar 
2 Tablespoons Dark Brown Sugar 
2 Tablespoons Water 
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