Candied PecansPosted: January 30, 2012
I made these candied pecans to add to salads. They are excellent on a salad of mixed greens, fresh fruit (strawberries, mandarian oranges, pears), goat cheese and sweet poppyseed dressing or raspberry vinaigrette. They are also wonderful for snacking.
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups pecan halves
In small bowl, mix together sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger, pepper and cayenne.
In medium skillet, combine butter and sugar mixture. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar has melted. Once sugar has melted, add the pecans and stir until the nuts are coated. Pour onto a sheet of aluminum foil and let cool completely.