Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Candied Pecans

from the recipe Green Beans with Pecans


3/4 cup (1-3/4 oz) pecans, chopped coarse
1 Tbl unsalted butter
2 Tbl pure maple syrup (light or medium, NOT dark)
1/8 tsp salt


1. Toast pecans in 12-inch nonstick skillet over med-high heat, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 3 mins.

2. Off heat, stir in 1 Tbl butter, maple syrup, and 1/8 tsp salt.

3. Return skillet to medium heat; cook and stir constantly, until nuts are dry and glossy, about 45-60 secs; transfer to a plate and set aside to cool.

4. If the pecans are stuck together, gently pry them apart.

NOTE: The first couple of times I used this recipe, the timing that is stated in the "Preparation" part seemed about right. But the last few times I used the recipe, the times were all off. So use your judgment!

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