Toasted Pecans

The ubiquitous Southern pecan is served in many guises. Here the pecans are warmed, coated with a little butter and salt.  It's the perfect predinner nibble and pairs perfectly with a Sazarac.

Makes1 pound

Cooking Methodbaking



Total Timeunder 15 minutes

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

One Pot MealYes

OccasionCocktail Party

Recipe Coursehors d'oeuvre

Five Ingredients or LessYes


Taste and Texturebuttery, crunchy, nutty


  • 1 pound shelled pecan halves
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • About 1 tablespoon kosher salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 325°.

  2. Toss the pecans with the melted butter and spread out on a baking sheet. Toast, stirring, for about 10 minutes, or until the nuts begin to turn golden brown. Remove and place in a paper bag. Add the salt and shake.

  3. Serve warm.


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