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Ginger-Maple Roasted Pecans

Use these spiced nuts as a snack, in a salad or as a coating for fish. They're a smart ingredient to keep on hand. —Angie Thanopoulos, Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    3 cups

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 6 slices fresh gingerroot (cut from a 1-1/2-inch piece)
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 teaspoons hot pepper sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 3/4 pound pecan halves (about 3 cups)

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325°. Grease a foil-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pan. In a small saucepan, combine the first seven ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 2-3 minutes or until syrupy, stirring occasionally. Strain and discard ginger slices.
  • Place pecans in a large bowl; drizzle with syrup mixture and toss to coat. Transfer to prepared pan. Roast 20-25 minutes or until toasted, stirring occasionally. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1/3 cup: 339 calories, 32g fat (6g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 437mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 4g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • katlaydee3
    Nov 25, 2017

    These were really good as a light appetizer for our Thanksgiving dinner. Be careful not to scorch them though; they seemed slightly undercooked so we cooked them for 5 more minutes and they did scorch a little.

  • matteliz
    Dec 30, 2013

    DELICIOUS! I can't stop eating them, and they were popular at a Christmas party too.

  • annrms
    Nov 25, 2013

    Made these yesterday. So delicious! Took a little longer to roast...30 minutes. Each time I stirred them, I sprinkled on some freshly cracked black pepper for more zing. There will be a great hostess gift. Thank you, Angie!

  • ReneeMurby
    Nov 23, 2013

    I love these. Fabulous! Addicting! I am bringing them to my sister Michelle's house for Thanksgiving! I have also shared the recipe with others at work as I brought them in for snacking. Everyone loves them. I would just use a little less salt next time. This one is a keeper!

  • Butcher2boy
    Nov 14, 2013

    YUM. Great for those who pack lunches and need a quick protein filled snack.