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How do you toast pecans?

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To toast pecans, coat the nuts in the desired seasoning and bake at 250 F for about an hour. Alternatively, bake the pecans at 375 F for 8 to 10 minutes.

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How do you toast pecans?
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Cinnamon Toasted Pecans

This recipe calls for light corn syrup, cinnamon and sugar for a sweet snack. For a spicy option, use Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco and black pepper instead.

Prep Time: 15 min.

Cook Time: 1 hr.

Ready In: 1 hr. 15 min.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups, pecans, halved
  • 2 tablespoons, light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons, butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon, ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons, sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon, salt
  1. Preheat the oven
  2. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.

  3. Prepare the coating
  4. In a 2-quart saucepan, melt the butter and light corn syrup over medium heat. Then stir in the ground cinnamon, sugar and salt and remove the pan from the heat.

  5. Coat the pecans
  6. Add the pecans to the butter mixture and toss to coat. Ensure all of the pecans are coated well. Transfer the coated pecans to a shallow baking pan in a single layer. If the pecans do not fit on one baking sheet, use two.

  7. Bake
  8. Bake the pecans at 250 degrees F for about 1 hour, flipping every 15 minutes, until the pecans are a shade darker and fragrant. Cool and store in an airtight container.

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