Orange-Spiced Pecans Recipe

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For a homemade snack, this recipe is so easy to make. The baked nuts have so much sweet flavor that you will have a hard time to stop eating.—Nell Hood, New Bern, North Carolina
Recommended: 12 Days of Pancakes
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1-2/3 cups pecan halves
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1/3 cup: 254 calories, 22g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 49mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Place pecans on an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 275° for 10 minutes.
  2. After 6 minutes, in a small heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, orange juice, cinnamon, cloves and salt. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil. Cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat.
  3. Stir in warm pecans until evenly coated. Spread in a single layer on a foil-lined 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Cool. Yield: about 2 cups.
Originally published as Orange-Spiced Pecans in Cooking for One or Two Cookbook 2003, p35

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sue1 User ID: 13839 133179
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2007

"I followed recipe exactly, but pecans are very stickey. I had planned to use them as gifts, but cannot. Not a winner in my book!"

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