Spicy pecans with a hint of sweetness.
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
2 teaspoons ground cumin
3/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
2 (12-ounce each) packages ( about 8 cups) pecan halves
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
- Melt butter in a large saucepan; stir in cumin and red pepper, and cook 1 minute. Remove from heat; add pecans, sugar, and salt, stirring to coat.
- Spread pecans in a single layer in 2 (15 x 10-inch) jelly roll pans.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 300°F (150°C) for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool and store in an airtight container.
Makes 8 cups.