Thursday, February 9, 2012

Roasted Pecans with Brown Sugar & Cayenne Pepper

A co-worker gave me this recipe. (Thank you Heather!) She accurately described it as being as addictive as cr*ck. Yes, they are that yummy. They are difficult to eat just one. Even better, they take about ten minutes to make and are super easy. They were great to munch on during the Super Bowl. Any leftovers you do have (unlikely) are easily kept in a sealed plastic container for up to a week.

1 pound pecan halves

2 tablespoons of butter or olive oil
2 tablespoons rosemary
2 teaspoons of brown sugar
1 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper

Roast pecans for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.

Meanwhile, melt butter in a small pan. Add the sugar, salt, and cayenne and stir until dissolved. Add the rosemary and cook until fragrant, frequently stirring.

Once the pecans are done roasting, transfer to a medium-sized bowl and toss with the butter mixture until evenly coated.

*Feel free to add either more cayenne pepper (if you like a little more spice) or more brown sugar (if you like sweeter).

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