Hello everyone and welcome back to the blog! I have a basic candied pecan recipe for you today that I think everyone will find useful and tasty. I love the look of candied pecans and they add a nice crunch to any salad, or just completely on their own. They are great to give to friends and family around Christmas time with the addition of spices.
I love candied pecans because they are basically a cop-out for adding basically candy to your salad. Think your salad is a little bit too healthy? Add a handful of candied nuts and you are on your way to a delicious salad my friend!
One of the tricky things about making candied pecans is sometimes if you agitate the sugar too much, the caramel could break and leave you with a bunch of nuts covered in sugar with a sea of sugary butter sitting underneath. To prevent this from happening, make sure to only mix until everything is combined and then allow the sugar to start boiling and begin to caramelize. Only mix to bring the caramel together and distribute the color. This process will go fast so make sure to pay attention. This is not a recipe to walk away from unless you want a fire in your kitchen. Trust me, I have had a fire start in the kitchen from walking away from something on the stove and you do not want that to happen. It was absolutely terrifying.
- saute pan
- measuring cups
- 3/4 Cup Chopped pecans
- 1/2 Cup Brown sugar
- 3 Tbsp. Butter
- Place butter, brown sugar, and nuts into a saute pan and heat on medium heat. Allow nuts to be coated in the sauce and caramelize about 5 minutes until darker in color. Place on a sheet tray or plate to cool before breaking into pieces. Store in a cool dry place.