Sweet 'n' Spicy Pecans Recipe
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Sweet 'n' Spicy Pecans Recipe

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Have snack lovers on your Christmas gift list? You can't go wrong with a festive tin brimming with these special pecans. The sweet-spicy flavor combination is irresistible.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 pound pecan halves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon each ground coriander, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 196 calories, 18g fat (2g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 42mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, butter, corn syrup and vanilla; set aside. In a large saucepan, combine water and pecans; bring to a boil for 1 minute. Drain. Immediately add to sugar mixture; toss to coat.
  2. Transfer to an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking sheet. Bake at 325° for 30-35 minutes or until browned, stirring every 10 minutes.
  3. Combine the remaining ingredients; sprinkle over hot pecans. Stir to coat. Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet; cool on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 5 cups.
Originally published as Spiced Pecans in Country Woman Christmas 2009 , p61

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kitchenmaid User ID: 62335 75255
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2011

"Made this recipe this week. Very good and easy. Will be making it again."

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