Saturday, April 17, 2010

Toasted Cinnamon and Sugar Pecans

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This evening our family ventured out to the Avalon Spring Festival that was put on by our neighborhood. We walked around and visited many tents with creative things to sell. There were a great deal of jewelry booths, but none like mine, yeah!

I also tasted some garlic grapeseed oil made by Wildtree which is fabulous on italian bread with a few herbs sprinkled on top. I had never heard of Wildtree before today. I suspect they are a company similar to Pampered Chef selling cullinary oils and spices.

But my most yummy find was the cinnamon and sugar toasted pecans. I am sure most of you have tasted these amazing, delicious pecans or they also had almonds. So, I decided when I got home, how hard could this be? I took 4 tablespoons of butter and melted it on low. Then I added about a half a cup of sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and cooked them together stirring frequently for about 3 minutes on low. Then I tossed in about 2-3 cups of pecans which I like better than almonds. I guess that's 'cause I am a real southern girl! I cooked them for another 2-3 minutes on low until I started to notice a carmelization occuring and a toasty smell. Please be careful not to over cook because they may burn. The pecans were very hot so I poured them out on some wax paper to cool and then broke them up and ate them right out of the pan lined with paper. These were fantastic!

My husband had set out the Breyer's All Natural Chocolate icecream to soften. He likes his particularly soft. I made him a bowl and decided that these toasted cinnamon and sugar pecans would be so yummy delish on top of the chocolate icecream. And guess what, they were! This was an amazing find! My husband loved it and my kids raved about how yummy the pecan snack was!

So, I would just love it if you all would try this and let me know how this turns out for you. I thought I would add a picture of my yummy concoction. Hope you belly turns flips! Enjoy!


Carrie Cooper said...

Carrie @

Hi, Tahra!
I stumbled upon your blog. Love the spiced pecan idea. In fact, I absolutely love any food (savory or sweet) with nuts added. Even when ice cream already has almonds in it, I have to add more. I can never eat enough nuts :)

twest70 said...

Thanks for the comment, I don't think I have ever met someone like me who loves nuts in their icecream and adds more, that is so funny! Chocolate is my special favorite and I love pecans in it. What was a really neat twist was the cinnamon on the pecans. I love the name of your blog! Did you enter to win my Giveaway?

Janine Claire Robinson said...

Reading your blog for the first time today - so lovely! I can't wait to try out your pecan recipe!! Have a blessed day. Janine

twest70 said...

Janine, welcome to my blog. The pecans are really yummy! Hope you have a blessed day!

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