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Spiced Maple Pecans

Yields1 Serving

 4 cups pecan halves (about a pound)
 1/2 cup maple syrup
 1 tbsp. sugar
 1 tsp. cumin
 1 tsp. chili powder
 1 tsp. paprika
 1/2 tsp. salt
 Pinch cayenne pepper (optional)

Preheat oven to 350F.


Spread pecans in a single layer on a baking sheet and toast for 7-8 minutes, until fragrant. Drizzle with maple syrup and toss to coat; continue baking for another 10 minutes, stirring once or twice, until the nuts absorb most of the syrup.


In a small bowl, stir together the sugar, cumin, chili powder, paprika, salt and cayenne pepper. Sprinkle over the nuts and toss to coat. Spread on a cookie sheet to cool completely.


Store extras in a tightly sealed container. Serves 12.


Maple Cinnamon Pecans: substitute the spice mix for a blend made with 1 tbsp. sugar, 1 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. ginger and ΒΌ tsp. salt.

Garlic Pepper Pecans:
substitute the spice mix for a blend of 1 tsp. garlic salt, 1/2 tsp. paprika, 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper and a pinch of cayenne pepper.