Alton Brown Spice Pecans Recipe

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Alton Brown Spice Pecans
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  1. Line a half sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Mix the salt, cumin, cayenne, cinnamon and orange peel together in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Place the nuts in a 10-inch cast iron skillet and set over medium heat. Cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes until they just start to brown and smell toasted. Add the butter and stir until it melts. Add the spice mixture and stir to combine. Once combined, add both sugars and water, stirring until the mixture thickens and coats the nuts, approximately 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Transfer the nuts to the prepared sheetpan and separate them with a fork or spatula. Allow the nuts to cool completely before transferring to an airtight container for storage. Can be stored up to 3 weeks.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 153.88 Kcal (644 kJ)
Calories from fat 137.52 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.28g 24%
Cholesterol 4.88mg 2%
Sodium 85.96mg 4%
Potassium 82.17mg 2%
Total Carbs 4.79g 2%
Sugars 2.87g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1.68g 7%
Protein 1.85g 4%
Vitamin C 0.3mg 0%
Iron 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 16.6mg 2%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 636.86 Kcal (2666 kJ)
Calories from fat 569.13 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 63.24g 24%
Cholesterol 20.22mg 2%
Sodium 355.75mg 4%
Potassium 340.07mg 2%
Total Carbs 19.81g 2%
Sugars 11.86g 11%
Dietary Fiber 6.95g 7%
Protein 7.66g 4%
Vitamin C 1.1mg 0%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 1%
Iron 2.5mg 3%
Calcium 68.6mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 4
  • 4

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • high fiber

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