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Arabian Spiced Nuts Recipe

Arabian Spiced Nuts Recipe

Baharat is a North African spice blend that usually consists of peppercorns, cinnamon, nutmeg and other spices. The blend varies from region and individual cook. This blend gives the nuts a sweet, then spicy, peppery flavor.—Veronica Gantley, Norfolk, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • BAHARAT:
  • 2 tablespoons whole peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons whole allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • SPICED NUTS:
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 4 cups lightly salted mixed nuts (1-1/4 pounds)
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Directions

  • 1. In a spice grinder or with a mortar and pestle, combine peppercorns and allspice; grind until mixture becomes a fine powder. Add cinnamon and nutmeg; grind until blended. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
  • 2. For spiced nuts, in a 2-qt. microwave-safe dish, microwave honey for 30-45 seconds or until bubbly. Stir in nuts. Transfer to a foil-lined 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 325° for 10 minutes, stirring once. Cool for 5 minutes.
  • 3. In a small bowl, combine sugar and 1 tablespoon Baharat spice mix. Sprinkle over nuts and toss to coat. Yield: 4 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1/3 cup equals 268 calories, 20 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 74 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 8 g protein.