Spicy Glazed Pecans

Spicy Glazed Pecans

42 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    15 m
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    30 m
Recipe by  FAIRUZAH

“We eat these spicy glazed pecans tossed on salads. They're also a nice addition to nut/trail mixes!”

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Original recipe yields 1 1/2 cups



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with foil or parchment paper.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar, water, and cayenne pepper. Stir and bring to a boil; let boil 2 minutes. Remove pan from heat; gently stir in nuts until evenly coated and the sugar mixture begins to thicken. Spread nuts over the prepared baking pan. Bake until browned, about 15 minutes. Remove pan from oven and let nuts cool. Place in a plastic bag, and gently tumble together to remove any excess glaze. Serve warm or store in an airtight container.

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Shae's Mama

Shae's Mama

I've been looking for a sweet & spicy nut recipe that doesn't use butter or egg whites (so they'll keep longer)...and this one is really nice! I added 1/2 teaspoon salt and I'm glad I did. I cut the cayenne down to 1/4 teaspoon based on other reviews, but then it was barely detectable at all. Next time I will definitely add the full 1/2 teaspoon...and I'm not one for a lot of cayenne. I reduced the oven temp down to 325 degrees to try and avoid the burning that other reviews mentioned, but mine still burnt a bit on the bottom. Next time I'll lower it down to 300 degrees and check them at 12 minutes instead of 15. I also used parchment paper (not foil) and had no problem with the nuts sticking. I plan on making these again for holiday gift giving...Thanks!



These make an AMAZING salad topper! I added in a few pinches of sea salt, ended up with a sweet, spicey & salty treat! Perfect on my baby spinach salad, with a homemade honey, bacon and mandarin dressing, red onions, mushrooms, and crumbled goat cheese....Mmmmmm mmmmm!!!!! Friends say it's straight out of an upscale restaurant :)



These were EXCELLENT and really easy. I have another recipe that is much more complicated. I followed others' comments and added 1/2 tsp salt and only used 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper because my family does not like spicy food. Also, I would recommend spraying the aluminum foil with cooking spray.

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Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 238 cal
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 21.4 g
  • 33%
  • Carbs
  • 12.5 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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