Saturday, September 25, 2010

Candied Pecans

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I made candied pecans today and they were so good I thought I'd share the recipe. You should be warned though that they are addicting! I think I gained about 5 lbs. :-)

Candied Pecans

2 cups pecan halves
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup of water

Place all the ingredients in a stick proof skillet and cook over medium high, stirring constantly for 6-10 minutes.

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The pecans will start to glaze and the liquid will evaporate. Remove from the pan and add 2 tsp. of water to steam the pecans. Stir to coat all of the pecans with the water. Place on parchment paper on a cookie sheet until cool.

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Store in an airtight container.

I used them in a salad made of spinach, red pepper, cucumber, blueberries, chopped apples, and blue cheese.

Delicious!