Sunday, December 4, 2011

Hot-Pepper Pecans (Spiced Pecans)

Pan of toasted pecans.
 Each year at Christmas I make batches of spiced pecans as gifts for neighbors and friends.  I usually make the savory variety rather than the sweet.  This recipe is super easy and the results are yummy.

Recipe:  2 cups pecan halves
             1 tablespoon butter
             2 tsp soy sauce (lite version with less salt)
             1/2 tsp salt (optional)
             1/8 tsp hot sauce (I use Texas Pete)*

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.  In 8 or 9 inch cake pan, combine pecan halves and butter.  I usually melt the butter and then add the pecan halves.

Melt 1 tablespoon of butter.
Add 2 cups of pecan halves to butter in pan.
Toast for 30 minutes in preheated 300 degree oven.
Toast in oven 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Remove from oven and add other ingredients.  I usually mix the soy sauce and hot sauce together before adding to the pecans.  Toss to mix well.  Yields 2 cups.
Mix 2 tsp soy sauce and 1/8 tsp hot sauce and add to toasted pecans.
 * These are not actually very hot--just enough spice to be interesting.

Spiced pecans ready for friends and neighbors.

1 comment:

  1. These look yummy. Lucky neighbors.