Bourbon Kissed Pecans

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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.

Ingredients

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

Recipe

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.

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