Maple Candied Pecans, the Oven Method
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Serves: 2 cups
  • 2 cups pecan halves (8 oz)
  • 3 Tbsp. maple syrup, plus a drizzle more (tsp?)
  • ¼ tsp flaked salt
  • 2 Tbsp. demerara sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  2. Mix the pecan halves with the maple syrup in a bowl.
  3. Place the pecan halves on a parchment-paper covered baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes, stirring the nuts around on the baking sheet halfway through.
  5. Remove promptly at 15 minutes to avoid burning.
  6. 'Pour' the hot nuts immediately off the parchment paper into a bowl.
  7. Drizzle the nuts with a little more maple syrup, stir, add the sugar and salt and mix together.
  8. I specified demerara sugar and flaked salt for the big crunchy crystals: if you don't have those, regular brown sugar and salt will suffice.
  9. Spread the nuts out to cool on a baking sheet covered with a fresh sheet of parchment paper.
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