Monday, November 15, 2010

Seasoned Toasted Pecans

With the fast approach of the holiday season having the larder well stocked with drinks and snacks for drop-in guests is a must, not to mention a great way to treat yourself after a long day of shopping, decorating, or trimming the tree.  Here is a recipe that is quick and easy and always a hit.  Watch your guests as they reach for a couple.  They'll pop them into their mouths expecting the traditional pecan, but instead will make satisfying yummy sounds, and reach for more.  This is usually followed by, "Boy these are good," a note of surprise in their voice.  It never fails. I served these with drinks before dinner and the Rams game yesterday and they elicited the usual response.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
Measure out 4 cups of pecans
 and place into a large bowl.
Melt 1/2 cup butter in a medium saucepan and add:

 4 teaspoons Worchestershire Sauce
 1 Tablespoon garlic salt
 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco
1-1/2 teaspoons cumin

Mix well.
Drizzle melted butter and seasonings over
pecans and toss to coat.

Sprinkle pecans with 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar.  Toss again.
When completely coated with seasonings and sugar, pour onto rimmed cookie sheet.  Bake for 30 minutes, stirring periodically to assume uniform toasting.
When toasted, remove from oven and pour
onto paper towels to allow excess butter to be absorbed.  Cool.  Store in airtight containers.

Bet you can't eat just one!

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This post is linked to Tuesdays at the Table.


Lyndsay Wells said...

I went out and bought a pastry bag yesterday to make your butter cookies - and now this! Your recipes are going to keep me busy over the holidays :-) Thank you for that. This looks absolutely delicious.

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

Lyndsay, I use the disposable pastry bags available from Michael's along with a set of tips. They are so much easier to deal with than trying to clean out a pastry bag (though I did this for years). These pecans are the easiest thing in the world to make, so take really no time at all.

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

THese are totally delicious, i love butter coated nuts and love them sweet!!
I must make these too, super!
Ummmm, u'll see me reach for large fistfulls of these too!

Katerina said...

My husband would love these pecans. He just loves all these little snacks. Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

I can't wait to try these. Thanks!

Kathleen said...

Sounds delicious!