Orange and Rosemary Pecans

orange and rosemary pecan recipeOver the holiday, I fell in love with these pecans. I think that I made 3 batches of them. I always make my Candied Pecans to give as gifts, but I had to include these pecans in my holiday gift baskets this year as well. My favorite flavor combination is orange and rosemary, and combined with sweet and salty, these pecans are to die for. You could use any combination of nuts that you like, but I love pecans. These nuts are good to have around the house during the holidays, they go perfectly with a cheese plate, and make a really nice hostess gift.

I got this recipe from my good friend Kristi, who got it from Real Simple.

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orange and rosemary pecan recipe4 cups pecans
3 Tablespoons melted butter
6 Tablespoons sugar
1 Tablespoon sea salt
3 Tablespoons chopped rosemary
3 Tablespoons orange zest

orange and rosemary pecan recipeRoast the pecans in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes. Make sure that you watch them. Nothing is more frustrating (or expensive) than burning 4 cups of pecans. Not that I speak from experience or anything, but nuts go from perfect to burnt in seconds.

orange and rosemary pecan recipeFinely chop the rosemary.

orange and rosemary pecan recipeZest 3 oranges. I got about a Tablespoon of zest from each.

orange and rosemary pecan recipeMelt the butter in a large saute pan.

orange and rosemary pecan recipeAdd the pecans, sugar, salt, rosemary, and orange zest.

orange and rosemary pecan recipeGive a good toss. Keep in an airtight container.

orange and rosemary pecan recipe

orange rosemary pecans

Orange and Rosemary Pecans

Orange and Rosemary Pecans are a perfect pre-dinner snack. Sweet and salty with orange and rosemary.

Ingredients

  • 4 cups pecans
  • 3 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 6 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon sea salt
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped rosemary
  • 3 Tablespoons orange zest

Instructions

  1. Roast the pecans in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes. Make sure that you watch them. Nothing is more frustrating (or expensive) than burning 4 cups of pecans. Not that I speak from experience or anything, but nuts go from perfect to burnt in seconds.
  2. Finely chop the rosemary.
  3. Zest 3 oranges. I got about a Tablespoon of zest from each.
  4. Melt the butter in a large saute pan.
  5. Add the pecans, sugar, salt, rosemary, and orange zest.
  6. Give a good toss. Keep in an airtight container.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g

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This Post Has 28 Comments

  1. Kelley {mountain mama cooks}

    I’ve never met a pecan I don’t like and these are no exception! ps- how do I get you your holiday gift list? ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. bakedbree

      me neither Kelley! I will write a post about it if you like.

  2. Hilliary @Happily Ever Healthy

    These sound delicious! I bet they would be a great addition to a salad!

    1. bakedbree

      they are!

  3. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    These sound sooo yummy!

    1. bakedbree

      these are really good in a salad too.

  4. Cassie

    These are gorgeous, can’t wait to try them. I think rosemary is my favorite herb and it sounds wonderful paired with orange!

    1. bakedbree

      it is a perfect pairing.

  5. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

    I made rosemary chipotle almonds before Xmas . These look crazy good!

    Just saw your banana bread on FG when I was checking a submission. Congrats!

    1. bakedbree

      Thanks Averie!

  6. Sherice at ConfectionistConfessions.com

    Candied nuts (typically almonds for me!) are a holiday staple of mine as well. But these sounds like a really fun variation on the typical roasted nut. Can’t wait to try them out!

    1. bakedbree

      I hope that you do Sherice!

  7. Brandon

    These look perfect! I’ve seen people make this type of thing with so much butter and sugar that it becomes clumps of sugar with nuts sticking out, not to mention sickening sweet! Your pecans, however, look wonderfully balanced. Rosemary and sage are my favorite cold-weather herbs.

    Brandon
    from http://www.theyummybits.com

    P.S. Love the new banner at the top! Beautiful photo!

    1. bakedbree

      Thank you Brandon! These are really good and not at all buttery. Glad that you like the new banner. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Laurie {Simply Scratch}

    Ooooh I love the flavors in this recipe. I’m a total pecan fanatic and I can only imagine how fantastic they must taste!!

    1. bakedbree

      they are fantastic. One of my favorites.

  9. Deanna

    Yum! Orange and rosemary are one of my favorite flavor combinations. Pecans are one of my favorite nuts, these must be addictive.

    1. bakedbree

      yes, they really are.

  10. geagea

    I just made these and they are delicious!

    1. bakedbree

      aren’t they? I am glad that you liked them.

  11. Kristi H.

    Oh my goodness–I just sat down with a little bowl of these pecans (and cashews) to catch up on Baked Bree and lo and behold, there was the recipe for the very thing I was eating! I cannot get enough of these tasty bits, and have made them several times since Blue’s party too. How thoughtful of you to share the recipe for this nutty goodness. Now I can’t wait to try my hand at the slow cooker nuts!

    1. bakedbree

      I love these! And love a recipe from a friend even more. Every time I make and eat them, I will think of you.

  12. Kelley {mountain mama cooks}

    I had to come back and comment on how delicious these turned out! I’m catering for 40 this afternoon and I just made a triple batch using a mix of pecans and almonds. They are so unbelievably good! Thank you!!

  13. Karin

    I’m wondering if these end up dry – so i can package them for gifts without the cello bags getting greasy looking, or if they are more suitable for eating at a party (as opposed to packaging for gifts). They’ll need to sit for a week in a bag before they are given out! Thanks – they look sooo delicious!

  14. Elizabeth

    These turned out so light and fragrant! I’ve had enough holiday sweet stuff and am going to make another batch of these ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. bakedbree

      I love these nuts! I like to have a mix of sweet and savory.

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