Sunday, December 31, 2006

Honey-Chipotle Pecans

(Courtesy of one of the great cooks on the CLBB)

2 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 teaspoons dried chipotle powder (or to taste)
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (1 used 1 teaspoon)
2 cups pecan halves
2 tablespoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small skillet or small saucepan, heat honey with chipotle powder and cinnamon over low heat, then add the nuts and stir to coat evenly.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, then spread nuts evenly in a single layer on the sheet. Bake in preheated oven until nuts are fragrant (about 10 minutes or so, no more than 15). Allow to cool slightly for about 60 seconds.

In a large bowl, combine sugar and salt. Add the warm pecans, and toss to coat. Spread out on waxed paper and let dry completely. Can be stored in an airtight container.

I talked about this recipe here.

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