Food I Love: Candied Pecans

I love pecans, walnuts, pistachios, almonds, cashews, and peanuts!  And not necessarily in that order.  I just love all kinds of nuts, the variety of things you can do with them, and the great flavor they bring to many dishes.  Though I have yet to experiment with it myself, I have had nut “hummus” and nut “taco meat” at a raw vegan cafe.  I am simply fascinated that nuts can take on so many different flavors and textures.

Candied Pecans Recipe by Amanda's Apron

One way I love pecans is to have them lightly candied.  They’re perfect in salads, desserts, or on my pumpkin pancakes!  They are so simple to make yourself and take about 5 minutes from start to finish.

Candied Pecans Recipe serves 1-2

1/2C pecans

3-4T simple syrup or 6T water and 3T sugar

Ingredients for Candied Pecans by Amanda's Apron

In a small saucepan on medium heat, toss the pecans and simple syrup in together and stir regularly.

Making candied pecans at Amanda's Apron

If you are using sugar and water, dissolve the sugar and bring to a slight boil before adding the pecans, then stir until all the nuts are coated and the sugar water has thickened as a glaze around the pecans.  Bring nuts and syrup to a slow boil.

Boiling simple syrup to make candied pecans

Once the simple syrup has fully covered the pecans and thickened, remove from heat and allow the pecans to cool on wax paper.  Serve in a salad, on breakfast, or in some blondie brownies!

The perfect topper: Candied Pecans

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