YumYum Divas YumYum Recipes: Vanilla Pecans, contributed by TwinLakesChef

Recipe Title: Vanilla Pecans

Contributed by: TwinLakesChef

Additional Credits for Recipe
Given to me by Donna Brickman (SoCal)

Note from the Diva
These can be made ahead of time and will keep well stored in a tin for several months.

List of Ingredients
1 (4-inch) vanilla bean
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1 1/2 quarts water
1 pound pecan halves
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons neutral-flavored oil (grapeseed or canola)

Preparation
For the seasoning mixture: Split the vanilla bean in half and scrape the seeds into a small bowl. Add the salt, cayenne, coriander, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice, stirring to combine. Set aside until needed.

In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, bring the water to a rolling boil over high heat. Add the pecans and boil for 1 minute. Drain the nuts well; immediately place them in a bowl and toss with the sugar and oil. Let the sugar-coated nuts stand for 10 minutes.

Arrange the nuts on a rimmed baking sheet and cook for 25 to 30 minutes, turning every 5 to 10 minutes until the nuts are light brown and very crisp. Remove from the oven.

While the pecans are still very hot, place them in a clean bowl and toss with the seasoning mixture. Spread in a single layer to cool.

Serving Suggestion: These nuts are delicious served by themselves as a snack or served over ice cream with caramel sauce. Wonderful for gift-giving!

Cooking Time & Temperature
325 degrees F 20-25 minutes

Cookbook Category
Appetizers-Dips-Snacks-Finger Food

General Cooking/Prep Method
Bake
Boil

Recipe Type - Categories
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Tested & Approved Recipe
Yes!

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"Boil Pecans for 10 Minutes"
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"Drain Well"
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"Add Sugar & Oil"
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"Stir and Let Sit for 10 Minutes["
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"Spread on Lined Sheet Pan"
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"Sprinkle Spices Over While Hot From the Oven"
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