Sweet & Savory Spiced Pecans Recipe

Sweet & Savory Spiced Pecans are the tastiest way to celebrate April’s National Pecan Month! Get the best of both worlds with this recipe.

Sweet & Savory Spiced Pecans

Fun Facts About National Pecan Month

  • Pecans are a heart-healthy food by the American Heart Association!
  • They contain more antioxidants than any other nut.
  • Pecans also contain more than 19 vitamins and minerals.
  • As a naturally high-quality source of protein, pecans are naturally sodium free.
  • One ounce of pecans contains 10% of your daily value of fiber.
  • Pecan trees are native to North America, providing up to 80% of the world’s pecan supply.
  • Pecan pie was invented by the French who had settled in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Pecan trees can live to be over 200 years old!
  • Pecan trees alternate years on their yield – one year heavy and the next light.
  • Albany, Georgia is the Pecan Capital with more than 600,000 pecan trees!
Sweet & Savory Spiced Pecans in copper bowl

Ingredients you’ll need for Sweet & Savory Spiced Pecans:

1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
¾ teaspoon allspice
½ teaspoon ground cloves
¼ teaspoon ground cayenne
½ teaspoon fine sea salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
¼ cup unsalted butter
1/3 cup honey, preferably local
2 tablespoon maple syrup
4 cups whole pecans
¼ cup raw cane or other large grain sugar, for dusting

Directions:

Place top oven rack in the center position and pre-heat oven to 350°F. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with a non-stick baking mat or parchment paper. Set aside.

Combine rosemary, cinnamon, cardamom, allspice, cloves, cayenne, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl. Stir to combine and set aside.

Add butter to a small skillet set over medium heat. When the butter is mostly melted, add the honey and maple syrup and stir to combine. Heat for 1-2 minutes or until heated through. Remove from heat and set aside.

Place pecans in a large bowl and pour the melted butter mixture on top. Add the spice mixture and stir until the pecans are completely coated in both.

Transfer the coated pecans to the prepared baking sheet and spread into a thin, single layer without overcrowding. Place the baking sheet in the pre-heated oven and bake for 30 minutes, giving the pecans a good stir after 15 minutes.

Remove from oven and cool for 5-10 minutes. Sprinkle half the coarse sugar on top and stir to combine. Repeat with the remaining sugar and cool completely. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for 2-3 weeks. Enjoy!

Sweet & Savory Spiced Pecans
Yield: 4 cups

Sweet & Savory Spiced Pecans

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Sweet & Savory Spiced Pecans are the tastiest way to celebrate April's National Pecan Month! Get the best of both worlds with this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ¾ teaspoon allspice
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cayenne
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup honey, preferably local
  • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 4 cups whole pecans
  • ¼ cup raw cane or other large grain sugar, for dusting

Instructions

Place top oven rack in the center position and pre-heat oven to 350°F. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a non-stick baking mat. Set aside.



Combine rosemary, cinnamon, cardamom, allspice, cloves, cayenne, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl. Stir to combine and set aside.



Add butter to a small skillet set over medium heat. When the butter is mostly melted, add the honey and maple syrup and stir to combine. Heat for 1-2 minutes or until heated through. Remove from heat and set aside.



Place pecans in a large bowl and pour the melted butter mixture on top. Add the spice mixture and stir until the pecans are completely coated in both.



Transfer the coated pecans to the prepared baking sheet and spread into a thin, single layer without overcrowding. Place the baking sheet in the pre-heated oven and bake for 30 minutes, giving the pecans a good stir after 15 minutes.



Remove from oven and cool for 5-10 minutes. Sprinkle half the coarse sugar on top and stir to combine. Repeat with the remaining sugar and cool completely. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for 2-3 weeks. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

32

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 125Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 34mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 1g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 4/3/2020

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2 Comments

  1. Pecans contain more high-quality nutrients than any processed snack which is all the more reason why I love this recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  2. We love pecans!

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