Over 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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4 cups pecans
3 Tablespoons melted butter
6 Tablespoons sugar
1 Tablespoon sea salt
3 Tablespoons chopped rosemary
3 Tablespoons orange zest
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.
Finely chop the rosemary.
Zest 3 oranges. I got about a Tablespoon of zest from each.
Melt the butter in a large saute pan.
Add the pecans, sugar, salt, rosemary, and orange zest.
Give a good toss. Keep in an airtight container.