Cinnamon 'n' Spice Pecans Recipe
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Cinnamon 'n' Spice Pecans Recipe

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Originally, these crunchy nuts were used to top a salad, but I adjusted the recipe so they could stand on their own as a snack. Cayenne pepper gives them a little kick, making the nuts a fun party starter or hostess gift. -Terry Maly Olathe, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:16 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound pecan halves

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/4 cup) equals 230 calories, 24 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 149 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the butter, cinnamon, salt and cayenne. Stir in pecans until evenly coated.
  2. Transfer to an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until pecans are toasted, stirring every 5 minutes. Yield: 4 cups.
Originally published as Cinnamon 'n' Spice Pecans in Quick Cooking November/December 2004, p32

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Reviewed Nov. 8, 2012

"Finally, a spiced nut recipe that is spicey and not sweet. Yum-O!"

Reviewed Feb. 2, 2012

"I tend to have more of a sweet tooth, but these were great. I would definately make them again."

Reviewed Jan. 6, 2010

"Made this with fresh Georgia pecans--very hard to resist. Pepper is suble, a little kick as the final taste. A keeper!"

Reviewed Oct. 28, 2009

"These are really good. We love the sugared pecans, but I wanted a recipe with no sugar. I have made them twice now."

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