Spicy Pumpkin Pie Candied Pecans are crunchy sweet with a kick of heat! A wonderful holiday food gift, wrap in mason jars with cute gift tags and a bow.
If you like sweet and spicy, well then these are for you…
GIVE A GORGEOUS AUTUMN GIFT BASKET:
In a large basket, tuck in a fabulous throw, some fall colored roses, a couple bottles of wine, and some Spicy Pecans….
- 2 cups pecans 8 oz bag
- 3 Tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 teaspoons nutmeg
- 1 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
- 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon kosher sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 cup powder sugar
- 2-4 tablespoons water
1. Pre-heat oven to 250° degrees.
2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, sea salt, cayenne pepper, and powder sugar.
4. Add the pecans to the sugar mixture, along with 2 tablespoons water. Stir until dissolved into a sticky glaze. (Add a bit more water if needed until you get a sticky glaze.)
5. Pour the pecans onto a baking sheet into a single layer, avoid the nuts touching. Use all the glaze from the bowl, and pour over the pecans. Bake 250 degrees for 60 minutes, stirring one-time during the hour until the pecans are dry and crunchy.
6. Once done, slide the parchment off of the hot baking sheet and allow the pecans to cool completely on the countertop.
8. Store in a decorated mason jars (hot glue small wooden leaves from the craft store) or airtight containers. Write out a cute gift tag, and maybe include the recipe for a fun gift!
- these pecans are spicy, if that isn’t your thing, just leave out the cayenne pepper
- serve spicy pecans on a cheese board or serve in a festive fall salad!
- use parchment paper and not wax paper (it will melt).
Spread the pecans in a single layer so they bake evenly…
We might all love fall because things slow down, and it cools off – well sometimes in Southern California but summer hasn’t entirely tried to linger. Before the holidays make us crazy busy, take time to enjoy friends and family around a table, whether inside or out. Easy entertaining is all about making a few recipes and buying several appetizers ready to go from the store.
Happy Fall Yall, I am loving every minute of it..
All The Best Dishes,
I am SMITTEN with the way Lidy from French Garden House sets up an easy appetizer table…how stunning is this? And to quote her,
“Want to know a secret to a really easy way to entertain? Having family and or friends over for appetizers and drinks is a lot easier than a full-fledged dinner party. Bonus: It’s a lot more F U N too!” And she is so right! Her post How To Design A Stunning Appetizer Display gives lots of ideas and tips on how to host effortlessly.
Her first secret is to keep to keep the food simple and display it gorgeously! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the board down the middle of the table, and everyone refills their own plate…and let me tell you we nibbled and giggled as we worked on this for you guys!
On this appetizer table we also served, wait for it…. Brie and Bacon Palmiers! 3 ingredients, and a 100% delicious wow result..
Also tucked on our table, we served Meyer Lemon Tapenade. Fresh and delicious with sweet Meyer Lemons, and we scooped some into mini bell pepper halves…this combo is supreme…