Candied pecans in a jar. Fall leaves surround it.
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Easy candied pecans

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Sprinkle these caramelized candied pecans on salads or your favorite fall desserts. They pair perfectly with pumpkin pie!

Easy candied pecans
Easy candied pecans

I love that sweet crunch candied pecans ad to an ordinary salad. Or top your favorite fall desserts with them. You’ll find they partner perfectly with many fall desserts featuring warm and fragrant spices.

Store the candied pecans in an air-tight container or jar in your pantry.

Mixed greens with candied pecans and goat cheese
Mixed greens with candied pecans and goat cheese

Ingredients

1 cup whole pecans
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp sugar (brown sugar can also be used if desired)

Method

Line a dinner plate with parchment paper and set aside. Use a medium-sized skillet. On medium-high heat, melt the butter and sauté the pecans a couple minutes. This lightly toasts the pecans. Sprinkle the sugar over the nuts and toss to coat. Continue cooking, tossing the pecans until the sugar begins to brown and caramelize. Move the pecans to the parchment lined dinner plate to cool. Once fully cooled, store in an airtight container or jar. Use on your favorite salads or desserts.

Here’s a tip:

  • Watch these carefully and reduce the heat if necessary. I find these can go from caramelized to burnt very quickly.

Pecans

Easy candied pecans

Sprinkle these caramelized candied pecans on salads or your favorite fall desserts. Pairs perfectly with pumpkin pie!

  • 1 cup whole pecans
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  1. Line a dinner plate with parchment paper and set aside. Use a medium-sized skillet.
  2. On medium-high heat, melt the butter and sauté the pecans a couple minutes. This lightly toasts the pecans. Sprinkle the sugar over the nuts and toss to coat. Continue cooking, tossing the pecans until the sugar begins to brown and caramelize.
  3. Move the pecans to the parchment lined dinner plate to cool. Once fully cooled, store in an airtight container or jar. Use on your favorite salads or desserts.
  • Watch these carefully and reduce the heat if necessary. I find these can go from caramelized to burnt very quickly.
  • You can do this with whole pecans or pieces.
  • Brown sugar can be used in place of white if desired.

 

2 Comments

  1. Mmmm! I love candied pecans! These look so good. They are so good on salads!

     

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