Spiced Pecans

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Makes1 cup



Total Timeunder 15 minutes

Make Ahead RecipeYes

OccasionCocktail Party, game day

Recipe Coursesnack

Dietary Considerationegg-free, gluten-free, halal, kosher, lactose-free, low cholesterol, low saturated fat, peanut free, soy free, vegan, vegetarian

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Taste and Texturecrisp, crunchy, nutty, spiced, sweet, tangy


  • Nonstick vegetable spray
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup pecans
  • Pinch cayenne pepper


  1. Place a 12-inch square of foil on a baking sheet, and spray the foil with nonstick vegetable spray. Heat the brown sugar, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar in a large skillet over medium heat, stirring, until the sugar melts and the mixture bubbles. Add the pecans and the cayenne, and stir until the nuts are well coated. Transfer the nuts to the foil, spreading them out, and allow them to cool completely (they will harden and dry).


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