HOW TO MAKE CANDIED PECANS
With this easy recipe, you’ll be making these candied pecans any time you want. These may be used in salads, rice dishes, desserts, or just eaten as a snack on their own. They are also wonderful additions to cheeseboards, which is another one of my favorite uses for them. You can truly make them your own by playing with the different spices, but my favorite combination is sweet and salty!
Both baking them in the oven and cooking them on the stovetop are popular methods for the preparation of candied nuts. Pecans may be cooked in any of these ways, but using the stovetop will provide the best results in terms of speed and convenience. The use of the stovetop guarantees that these candied pecans do not include any animal products or eggs.
This recipe for candied pecans will work well with most other nuts as well. I especially like walnuts, almonds and cashews.
THE INGREDIENTS LIST
6 large spoons.Of brown sugar.
1 1/2 small spoon.Of ground cinnamon.
1/2 small spoon.Of fine sea salt.
A pinch.Of cayenne pepper, or to taste.
1/2 small spoon.Of vanilla extract.
1 1/2 large spoons.Of water.
2 small spoons.Of orange zest.
A 6-ounce Pkg.Of pecan halves.
To begin, prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper or a baking mat made of silicone.
In a medium pan, combine the following ingredients: brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, cayenne pepper, vanilla extract, and water. The orange zest is optional.
Put the pan over medium heat, and boil the brown sugar while tossing it often until it melts into a bubbling sauce, which should take about a minute.
Mix in the pecans so that they are covered in the brown sugar sauce. Cook the pecans for two to three minutes, stirring constantly, until they have the appearance of candied nuts and smell nutty.
The sauce will gradually coat the nuts as they heat up in the pan, and when it does so, the nuts will acquire a glossy appearance. To prevent burning, keep an eye on the nuts while they cook.
Spread the candied pecans out in a single layer on the baking sheet that has been previously prepped.
After the pecans have had time to cool down, they should be broken up before being served.
Once they have cooled, store the candied nuts in a container that won’t let air in. They will last for one week when stored at room temperature, for a few weeks when stored in the refrigerator, and for at least one month when stored in the freezer.
You may use whichever nuts you choose in this recipe! and try with other flavor combinations!! Also, don’t forget to tell your friends about this method. they will love it for sure!!! Enjoy it!!