Spiced Pecans

Spiced Pecans


  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1/2 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons Chinese 5-spice powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 cups pecan halves


(Makes about 4 cups). Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter 2 large baking sheets. Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add brown sugar, water, salt and spices, stir until sugar dissolves. Add nuts to sugar mixture and stir until syrup thickly coats nuts, stirring constantly, about 5 minutes. Transfer nuts to baking sheets. Bake until golden, about 10 minutes. Cool.

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