Friday, November 30, 2012

Big German's Sweet & Spicy Pecans

This recipe comes from my brother.  Some people call him The Big German.  Why?  Because he's big and he's German - h.e.l.l.o.  He brought these pecans to our Thanksgiving get-together last week.  I thought they were absolutely divine.

Big German's Sweet & Spicy Pecans
16 ounces of pecans
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
dashes of nutmeg
dashes of cinnamon
dashes of cayenne pepper

Melt butter in saute pan.  Add pecans.  Stir and stew for a bit until all the pecans are coated with butter.  Pour the brown sugar over the pecans and stir making sure all the pecans are coated with brown sugar.

Spread the pecans out on a cookie sheet.  Sprinkle with the salt, nutmeg, cinnamon and cayenne.  Bake at 275 degrees for 20 minutes. 

When you're done eating handfuls of these at a time, raise a glass to The Big German and say PROST!

(My brother corrected me on the amount of pecans.  I thought it was a 12-ounce bag, but he bought two 12-ounce bags and used a full bag and 1/3 of another bag bringing the total amount used to 16 ounces.)

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