These pecans are gorgeous, especially in candle light, on a wooden table. Since I’ve started this food blog, I have really appreciated this well worn, scrubbed down dining room table, it looks perfect with food in pictures. These pecans are good looking and tasting, making them perfect for a last minute present, just put them into a small jar and there’s your gift! My sister discovered this recipe on a cool cooking blog dedicated to Indian food called Indian Simmers. She recently did a video post that looks amazing for beet gnocchi with spicy coconut sauce that I plan on trying next week. Anyway, this is an easy, must do recipe. It is a flavorful sweet pecan snack or desert that is good after a belt-busting dinner.
1 1/4 cup pecan halves
2 1/2 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup brown sugar (or if you want to go all out, use coconut palm sugar)
2 tablespoon good quality bourbon
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees
2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
3. Stir in brown sugar (or palm sugar) and mix well.
4. Mix in bourbon, cook for 1 minute. Once it begins to bubble, stir in pecans.
5. Spread on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Cook in the oven for 20 minutes stirring every 5 minutes.
6. Let pecans cool slightly as you mix sugar and cayenne pepper. Then sprinkle over the baked pecans tossing them with the sugar.