Easy Spiced Pecans Recipe
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Easy Spiced Pecans Recipe

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The combination of spices on these nuts seems to warm everyone on cold winter days. I made this recipe several times over the holidays. —Tammi Simpson, Greensburg, Kentucky
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 262 calories, 25g fat (5g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 58mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large skillet over low heat, toast pecans in butter for 15 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring often. Drain on paper towels. In a large bowl, combine the sugar and spices. Add pecans and toss to coat. Spread on a foil-lined baking sheet.
  2. Bake at 325° for 10 minutes. Cool. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 2 cups.
Originally published as Spiced Pecans in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2001, p122

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mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 115830
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2013

"This is a great recipe. I have used it many times. Often because of price- I have used a mix of almonds and pecans. Still works wonderful! Everyone seems to love them. Just be prepared that they go quick at parties!"

MarineMom_texas User ID: 31788 100873
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2013

"This recipe is a winner. Not only quick and easy but the nuts are irresistible. At first I was afraid they would be too spicy but when I ate some, they were perfect. This recipe is good any time of the year. I highly recommend it. I will make this recipe again and again."

GreenChili User ID: 261306 39445
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2011

"quick, easy and just what I was looking for to add to Christmas tins for co-workers. Yummy!"

Pecan Treats User ID: 5271251 94710
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2010

"This was simple and delicious - pecans are a hit with the children."

bgbmartin1958 User ID: 3282340 75166
Reviewed May. 16, 2010

"Followed the recipe, too much butter, not spicy enough. When baking I had them in at 325 and checked at 7 min and they were over done."

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