Thursday, December 17, 2015

Pepper Jelly Candied Pecans

When I saw this idea on the internet the other day, I thought "I can make those." Of course I also thought "why didn't I think of that" like so many times when I see ideas posted on Facebook or Pinterest.  Do you find yourself doing that?

So, I set out to make these using some pepper jelly I had made earlier this year and some lovely fresh jumbo pecans I got from a friend. They were super easy to do and they're addictive! They're so good I know you can't eat just one.


1/3 cup Pepper Jelly
2 cups pecan halves
Sea salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Melt pepper jelly in a sauce pan over medium heat. Remove from heat and stir in  pecan halves, stirring until well coated with jelly.

Spray a large cookie or baking sheet with cooking spray. Pour pecan mixture onto pan and spread out into one layer.

Bake 20-25  minutes, stirring often. Keep a careful watch so pecans won't over cook and burn. I checked mine every 3-5 minutes.

Remove from oven, transfer pecans to a cooling rack placed over another cookie or baking sheet. Sprinkle well with salt and let cool.

Store in mason jars or other glass container.

Cooks note - Pecans may be slightly sticky. Total cooking time may vary.


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