3 ¼ cups Indian Springs Pecans, halves
2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh rosemary leaves
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper or more to taste
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar or plus
2 teaspoons sea salt
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Place nuts on a baking sheet. Toast in the oven until light golden brown, about 10 minutes.
In a large bowl, combine the rosemary, cayenne, sugar, salt and melted butter.
Thoroughly toss the toasted nuts in the spiced butter and serve warm.
*Can substitute chipotle pepper for cayenne
*For sweeter taste, omit cayenne pepper
Indian Springs Pecans
Rosemary Hot and Sweet Pecans
2007 NC State Fair Pecan Recipe Contest Winner: Pecan Cheese Logs
1 8-ounce brick sharp Cheddar Cheese
1 ½ stick butter, room temperature
1 tsp. paprika
1 cup finely chopped pecans
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 cups self-rising flour
¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
Sift flour, pepper and paprika into a bowl. Grate Cheddar cheese and add to flour mixture along with Parmesan and butter. Mix well with a fork.
Using floured fingers, roll dough into logs about ½ inch in diameter and 6 inches long on a lightly floured piece of wax paper. Cut logs into 2 –inch pieces and roll in chopped pecans until covered. Bake on an ungreased sheet in a 400-degree F. oven for about 15 minutes. Remove from the pan to cool. You can store these in airtight containers until ready to use. Makes 2 dozen.
¾ cup sugar
1 egg white
2 ½ Tbsp. water
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp ground allspice
¼ tsp ground cloves
¼ tsp grated nutmeg
2 pounds fresh pecan halves
Combine first 8 ingredients in a very large bowl: mix well with wire whisk. Add pecans; stir until evenly coated. Spread pecans into a greased 15x10x1 inch jellyroll pan. Bake at 275 degrees for 50-55 minutes; stir once while baking. Remove to waxed paper or wire rack while still warm; cool. Store in airtight container. These make a great gift at holiday season. Also, you may want to give as favors at a wedding or dinner party. Serve in a bowl for snacking or in salads.
Sugar and Spice Pecans