Spacer Spiced Pecans
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1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1/2 cup (packed) light brown sugar
1/4 cup water
1 tsp salt
2 tsp Chinese five-spice powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
4 cups pecan halves


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Butter two large baking sheets.
  3. Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Add sugar, water, salt, and spices; stir until sugar dissolves.
  4. Add nuts to sugar mixture and cook until syrup lightly coats nuts, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes.
  5. Transfer nuts to baking sheets. Bake until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Cool.

Can be prepared up to three days before serving. Store airtight at room temperature. Makes about 4 cups.

Originally found in Bon Appetit, issue unknown

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