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Glazed Walnuts

This image courtesy of Joseph DeLeo

These are a flavorful addition to Chicken with Glazed Walnuts, and they are wonderful as a salad topping or as a snack with drinks.

Cooking Methodsauteeing

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 30 minutes

Make Ahead RecipeYes

One Pot MealYes

OccasionCocktail Party

Recipe Coursesnack

Dietary Considerationegg-free, gluten-free, halal, kosher, soy free, tree nut free, vegan, vegetarian

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Mealsnack

Taste and Texturenutty, spiced

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup walnut halves and pieces
  • 1½ tablespoons sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • Dash of cayenne pepper

Instructions

  1. Have a clean plate ready near the stove. Place the walnuts in a small, heavy nonstick skillet. Sprinkle on the sugar and spices. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until the sugar melts, 3 to 5 minutes. Almost all of the sugar will cling to the walnuts. Immediately dump out the walnuts onto the plate to cool. If you leave them in the hot skillet even a moment too long, they will burn. These can be made a day ahead and stored at room temperature until needed.

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