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Sugar Spice Pecans 2

Sugar & Spice Pecans

Sweet, salty and spicy glazed pecans take only 5 minutes to make. You can eat them alone as a snack, or use them as a topping for salads.
Keyword glazed pecans, sweet and spicy pecans
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 202kcal
Author Marsha Maxwell


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  • Wilton Perfect Results Premium Non-Stick 21 x 15-Inch Mega Baking Pan
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  • "Cuisinart GreenGourmet Beechwood Basting Brush "


  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/16 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/16 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/16 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup pecan halves


  • In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, water, vanilla, salt and spices, stirring to combine (don't worry if the sugar and salt are not dissolved). Set the sugar mixture aside, near the stove.
  • Lay out a sheet of parchment or waxed paper 12 x 12 inches or larger, so you can spread out the pecans to let them cool.
  • In a small skillet or medium saucepan, toast the pecans over medium heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Watch them carefully to prevent burning. When you begin to smell a toasty, nutty aroma, the nuts are ready to be glazed.
  • Drizzle the sugar and spice mixture over the pecans and stir quickly, coating all the nuts with the glaze. Keep cooking and stirring constantly as the glaze thickens for 60-90 seconds. When the glaze is extremely sticky and smells like dark caramel, remove the nuts from the heat immediately to avoid burning.
  • Spread the pecans on the waxed paper or parchment to cool. The glaze will harden after 45 minutes or so. You can use the nuts as they are, or chop them to use as a topping for salads.


18g fat, 8g carbohydrates, 2.5g protein, 8g fiber per serving