When maple sugaring season begins at my home, I love to start it off with toasted pecans using our own real maple syrup from the first batch of the year. If you love pecans and natural maple syrup, then you’re really going to love this recipe. It’s a combination of sweet and salty goodness with a little cinnamon added in. This recipe is so quick and easy, it will become a family favorite! These treats are very versatile and can be made anytime of the year for any occasion. You could even make up a batch or two and give it out for gifts. Who wouldn’t want to receive a sweet and salty homemade edible gift in cute packaging with a special hand written note?
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What You Need For “Toasted Pecans With Real Maple Syrup”
- 1/4 cup real Maple Syrup
- 1 1/2 cups Pecan halves
- 1/8 tsp Sea Salt
- Frying pan
- Silicone spatula or spoon
- Glass storage
- First, in a dry stainless steel or nonstick skillet, add the pecan halves and turn on the heat to medium. Toast the pecans for about 5-6 minutes, stirring every few seconds. You’ll begin to smell the rich aroma of the toasted pecans. Be careful not to burn them.
2. Now, add the maple syrup to the pecans. Quickly stir to coat the pecans evenly. The maple syrup will bubble as the water content quickly boils.
3. Once the pecans are evenly coated, add the sea salt and cinnamon, and keep stirring for about 2-3 minutes. The sugar will crystalize and stick to the pecans. This will give you the candied crunchy coating that we all know and love. Once the syrup crystallizes and coats the pecans, there will be little to no liquid left in the pan. Be careful not to burn the sugar coating once it reaches this stage.
4. Finally, remove the pan from the heat, and place your candied pecans in a heat safe glass bowl. Let them cool to the touch, then: enjoy!