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Pumpkin Pie Spiced Pecans

I usually make at least two batches of these nuts at a time and package in containers to give as gifts. —Tari Ambler, Shorewood, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    5 cups

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1-1/4 pounds pecan halves (about 5 cups)

Directions

  • Combine the sugar, pie spice, salt and ginger; set aside. In a Dutch oven, bring the water, honey and oil to a boil. Add pecans; cook and stir until all of the liquid is evaporated, about 1 minute. Immediately sprinkle with reserved sugar mixture; toss to coat.
  • Transfer to an ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking sheet. Bake at 325° for 15-20 minutes or until browned, stirring twice. Cool on a wire rack. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1/4 cup: 202 calories, 20g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 59mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.
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  • gta1178944
    Nov 16, 2012

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  • dudafamily
    Dec 15, 2011

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  • mpsmb
    Dec 31, 2010

    Delicious and healthy! My favorite nut recipe.

  • kriserickj
    Nov 21, 2010

    I use stevia instead of sugar/honey, and mix almonds with the pecans. So yummy, I have made it twice!

  • lisa53202
    Nov 9, 2009

    These are mildly spiced/sweetened. My husband really likes them.

  • morine3
    Oct 16, 2009

    My kids loved these nuts

  • EnergyStar
    Dec 12, 2008

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  • MargeAZ
    Dec 4, 2008

    Pecans can be very expensive. You could substitute walnuts or almonds.

  • vscreations
    Nov 24, 2008

    thank you Tari for a delicious recipe. My first batch was devoured at our monthly senior dance. I'm getting ready to make more for holiday gifts.