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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

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