My daughter makes these for special occasions and we just love them! This a picture from her last batch.
- 1 pound pecan halves
- 4 tblsp unsalted butter
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1/2 salt
- 1/4 pepper
- 2 tsp sugar
Pre-heat oven to *350. Place pecans in a bowl. Melt butter over low heat and stir in spices, salt, pepper and sugar. Remove from heat and stir until sugar dissolves. Pour over pecans and mix well.
Spread pecans on a large rimmed cookie sheet and bake, stirring often, until dark brown and fragrant, 20-25 minutes. Season with additional salt and pepper while still warm. Cool completely before serving. (Can be made up to a week ahead; keep covered and refrigerated.
* I keep the extra in mason jars in my cabinet. That seems to work out just fine, Especially if you seal the jars.
* I don’t know where the original recipe comes from.