Friday, December 18, 2009

Rum Spiced Pecans

They are amazingly addictive. I usually need to make 3 batches so no one feels deprived!

4 C Pecan halves

Rum Glaze
2T Dark Rum
1T + 1t. Vanilla (try to use the real thing as imitation gets bitter when boiled)
2t Brown sugar
2T Unsalted Butter

Spice Mix
1/4 C Sugar
2t Kosher salt (the large crystals work nicer, if you only have table salt reduce the amount)
1t Cinnamon (I always heap my teaspoon cuz I love cinnamon!)
1/2 t Cloves
1/2 t Allspice

Mix together Spice Mix in a medium bowl and set aside.

Toast pecans in a preheated 400° oven on a lined cookie sheet for 7 to 10 minutes or until they smell nutty. Rotate and shake the pan half way through.

Bring Rum Glaze to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stirring well.

Using liner (parchment paper works best) as a funnel dump toasted nuts into rum glaze stirring well to coat. Continue to stir over the heat until all the liquid is absorbed and the nuts are shiny.
(lean over pot and take a deep breath! It is amazing!)

Dump into bowl with Spice Mix and stir well to coat. Transfer back onto cookie sheet to cool and air dry.

Now make another batch to share with someone as you've just eaten most of this one!

1 comment:

Dulcey said...

Thank you, Beki! Looks wonderful.