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Southern Spiced Pecans

 Southern Spiced Pecans
Pop these tasty pecans in your mouth...and you'll immediately want more. A mix of salty and sweet, the nuts are seasoned with cumin, cayenne, sugar and salt. They make a great hostess gift, too. -Carol Feaver, Marion, Ohio
12 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 cups pecan halves
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • In a large skillet, melt butter. Add cumin and cayenne; cook and stir
  • for 1 minute. Remove from the heat; stir in the pecans, sugar and
  • salt; toss to coat.
  • Spread in a single layer in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking
  • pan. Bake at 300° for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned,
  • stirring occasionally. Cool. Store in an airtight container. Yield:
  • 3 cups.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1/4 cup) equals 263 calories, 27 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 274 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein.