ginger scented pecans

December 17th, 2008

I know, I know, not another ginger recipe. This recipe dates back to the days before I had a thing for ginger, back when it was just a plain old sweet tooth. My friend Stacy made them for a holiday party and I’m pretty sure the bowl was empty when we left. I’m telling you, these things are highly addicting.

Usually if a recipe has ginger in it, that’s the most potent element. But these pecans are different. Since they’re toasted, you really taste the natural flavor of the pecan more than anything. It’s enhanced by the sugar and salt, which provide a nice texture, and just lightly laced with sweetness from the ginger and honey. Yum, yum, yum… Go make these and be prepared to have an empty bowl in front of you by the end of the night.

Ginger Scented Pecans

from martha | makes 5 cups
5 cups pecan halves
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground ginger
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons canola oil

Preheat oven to 325°

1. Place nuts in a single layer on two rimmed baking sheets. Toast until nuts are fragrant, 10-15 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through cooking. Meanwhile, combine sugar, salt, and ginger in a small bowl and set aside.

2. Combine honey, 2 tablespoons water and oil in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat.

3. Reduce heat to medium and add roasted pecans. Cook, stirring once or twice, until all of the liquid has evaporated, 3 to 5 minutes.

4. Transfer mixture to a bowl, add sugar mixture and toss until well combined. Spread nuts in a singer layer on a sheet of parchment paper to cool. Can be kept in airtight container for 1 week.


Comments: 8 Total

  1. megan

    December 17, 2008 at 10:26 am

    oh, your photos are lovely. I think these sound fabulous!

  2. Sandy S

    December 17, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    These are gorgeous. I can totally see how they’d be addictive. And I bet they smell heavenly!!

  3. gaga

    December 18, 2008 at 12:41 am

    I like the addition of ginger. It makes it just that much better than your typical candied nuts. Yum!

  4. jane

    December 22, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    Hi! Still loving your blog! This recipe is from Martha! Hello to Aaron for me!

  5. Andrea

    December 31, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    Wow! I just made these to take to a New Year’s party tonight and I’m not sure if they’ll make it there…these are just incredible! Happy New Year!

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