Spiced Cocktail Pecans With Salted Cayenne Pepper

December 31, 2020

Appetizers Recipes

Spiced Cocktail Pecans With Salted Cayenne Pepper

If you’re looking for a sophisticated and spicy appetizer to serve with your cocktails, look no further than these Spiced Cocktail Pecans With Salted Cayenne Pepper. While the name might suggest that these pecans are overwhelmingly spicy, they actually have a subtle heat that perfectly complements the buttery flavor of the nuts.

To make these pecans, you’ll start by melting a stick of unsalted butter in a saucepan over low to medium heat. Once the butter is melted, you’ll add chili powder, kosher salt, cayenne pepper, and cinnamon to the pan and stir until the ingredients are well combined. Then, add a 16 oz bag of shelled whole pecans to the mixture and stir until the nuts are well coated.

Transfer the coated pecans to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or foil and bake them in a 350℉ oven for about 15 minutes, or until they are toasted and fragrant. Once they’re done baking, transfer the pecans to paper towels to cool and drain any excess butter.

The result is a sophisticated and flavorful appetizer that’s perfect for serving at your next cocktail party. These pecans pair beautifully with a variety of cocktails and can also be used to add a spicy kick to salads or other dishes.

While this recipe calls for a specific set of spices, feel free to experiment with different flavor combinations to find your perfect match. You can also adjust the level of spiciness by adding more or less cayenne pepper to the mix.

In conclusion, these Spiced Cocktail Pecans With Salted Cayenne Pepper are a delicious and addictive appetizer that are sure to impress your guests. They’re easy to make and can be customized to suit your personal taste preferences. So go ahead and give them a try – you won’t be disappointed!

Spiced Cocktail Pecans With Salted Cayenne Pepper

Course Appetizer
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 yields/cups
Author Stasia Wimmer Boschetti

Ingredients

  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 stick
  • 2 ½ tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 16 oz shelled whole pecans

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350℉. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil and set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over low to medium heat. Add the chili powder, salt, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, and mix together. Add the pecans and stir until coated well.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, transfer pecans to the prepared baking sheet. Bake until toasted, about 15 minutes. Transfer pecans from the baking sheet to paper towels to drain and cool.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

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