Arabian Spiced Nuts
Baharat is a North African spice blend that usually consists of peppercorns, cinnamon, nutmeg and other spices. The blend varies from region and individual cook. This blend gives the nuts a sweet, then spicy, peppery flavor.—Veronica Gantley, Norfolk, Virginia
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 25 min.
- 2 tablespoons whole peppercorns
- 2 tablespoons whole allspice
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- SPICED NUTS:
- 1/4 cup honey
- 4 cups lightly salted mixed nuts (1-1/4 pounds)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- In a spice grinder or with a mortar and pestle, combine peppercorns and allspice; grind until mixture becomes a fine powder. Add cinnamon and nutmeg; grind until blended. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
- For spiced nuts, in a 2-qt. microwave-safe dish, microwave honey for 30-45 seconds or until bubbly. Stir in nuts. Transfer to a foil-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake at 325° for 10 minutes, stirring once. Cool for 5 minutes.
- In a small bowl, combine sugar and 1 tablespoon Baharat spice mix. Sprinkle over nuts and toss to coat.
To Make Ahead: This recipe can be made a week in advance.
Nutrition Facts1/3 cup: 268 calories, 20g fat (3g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 74mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein.
Originally published as My Husband Thinks I'm Nuts in Taste of Home Christmas Annual 2011