Spiced Pecans – Kick it Up!

Spicy, sweet pecans!

Down in the south, Texas that is, we love our pecans.  But B and I especially love them when coated in brown sugar and spiced with cayenne pepper!  They’re super easy to make and perfect to kick your dish “up a notch”!

Great tossed into a mixed greens or roasted beet salad…

Grilled Chicken with Spiced Pecans

Grilled Chicken & Spiced Pecan Salad

Crust a chicken breast, pork chop or salmon for a super yummy entree…

Pecan Crusted Salmon

Pecan Crusted Salmon (Recipe here!)

Sprinkle on ice cream, incorporate into a pie, or top a cake

Carrot Cake with Spiced Pecans

Carrot Cake with Spiced Pecans (Recipe Here!)

 Our quick, easy Spiced Pecan recipe turns the ordinary into something extra – ordinary!

And of course the obvious… just eat ’em!

Spiced Pecans
Ingredients
  • 4 oz Salted Butter
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Ground Cayenne Pepper (or more if you like it spicier)
  • 3 cups Chopped Pecans
  • 1 sheet Parchment Paper
Instructions
  1. Lay parchment paper over a sheet pan.

    Melt butter in medium saute pan.  Add brown sugar and cayenne and stir just until melted.  Add pecans and stir constantly about one minute.  Pecans will burn if you walk away!  Remove from heat and spread out on the parchment lined sheet pan to cool.

    Pecans keep longer if refrigerated or frozen in a zip lock bag.

Recipe Notes

Pecans keep longer if refrigerated or frozen in a zip lock bag.