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Five Minute Sweet Spiced Pecans

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (10 Reviews)


Updated June 12, 2014

Spiced Pecans

Spiced Pecans

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You can start making these yummy spiced pecans when the guests pull into the driveway. By the time they get into the house, it will be filled with delicious smells. Minutes later, the pecans are in a dish, ready to be nibbled on. These pecans are also great in salads.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne or other hot pepper
  • artificial sweetener equal to about 3 T sugar
  • 4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt


Use a large enough skillet so the pecans are in one layer. A nonstick skillet works well.

Melt the butter in the skillet and add the hot pepper. If you are using liquid artificial sweetener, add it now.

Add pecans to skillet and cook over medium heat. Stir every 30 seconds. After 2 or 3 minutes, stir them constantly until they just begin to brown. Pecans burn quickly, so keep your eyes on them. If the butter starts smoking before this point, turn off the heat and call them done. Stir in cinnamon, salt, and powdered sweetener if you're using it. Remove from pan and place in bowl (pecans can still burn sitting in the hot pan). When they seem cool enough to taste, adjust seasonings accordingly (if you want more salt or sweetener)

. Carbohydrate Information:1/4 cup of pecans have 1 gram of effective carbohydrate plus 3 grams of fiber.
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 5 out of 5
These are amazing and easy to prepare!, Guest Donna

The first time I made theses I used almonds. I don't care for almonds but this recipe made them taste pretty good. The next time I made these I used walnuts, my favorite, plus they hold onto the seasoning better. I made a few minor adjustments; added 1 1/2 Tablespoons Splenda brown sugar, and decreased the regular Splenda by one Tablespoon. I also added a little more salt. These are so good and just a few walnuts really satisfy my sweet, salty and crunch cravings!

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