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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Apple Cider Spiced Pecans

A welcome twist on sugared pecans for the fall season. These nuts are infused with the flavors of apple cider and apple pie and are great alone as a snack food or atop your salads.  Don't throw out the cider after you drain it, heat it up for a nice hot mug of pecan infused hot apple cider :)
1 1/2 cups pecan halves
1 1/2 cups fresh spiced apple cider
3 Tbsps sugar
1 tsp apple pie spice
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp table salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Pour apple cider over pecans in a small bowl, let stand for 15 minutes, then drain.  Stir together the sugar and spices in a medium bowl, add pecans and toss to coat.  Spread in a single layer in a lightly greased, foil or parchment lined 15 x 10 pan.  Bake 15 mins or until lightly toasted, stirring once halfway through.  Cool in pan on wire rack, separate pecans with a fork and enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Southern Living Sept 2013 issue


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