Quick Sugared Nuts
Crunchy, sweet toasted nuts are a great addition to a party menu; these nuts will also dress up any salad and make it special.
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon orange flavored liqueur, (optional)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
3 cups pecan halves or walnuts
- Place butter in 2 quart glass measuring cup. Microwave on HIGH for 30 to 60 seconds or until butter is melted. Stir in brown sugar, liqueur (optional), cinnamon and orange peel until well mixed. Stir in nuts to coat. Microwave on HIGH 5 to 6 minutes, stirring twice. Nuts will smell fragrant when done.
- Spread on cookie sheet to cool.
- Place in air tight container until ready to serve.
Makes 3 cups.
Note: This recipe should not be scaled. Cook one batch at a time for best results.