For as long as I can remember I've been making Candied Pecans. I make them to have around the house when company is coming, add them to salads, as toppings for desserts or just to eat them plain - they're so good! I especially love giving the Candied Pecans as a holiday gift, packaged in cellophane bags tied with colorful ribbons.
If you've never made Candied Pecans this simple recipe takes no time at all. Once made look out - your family will gobble them up in minutes, literally!
Here's the recipe.....make a batch for Thanksgiving, everyone will be thrilled you did.
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Dash of ground cloves
2 cups pecan halves
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Combine first 4 ingredients in a medium saucepan.
Add pecans and vanilla, cook until all syrup is absorbed and pecans are coated, stirring constantly (about 12 minutes - will look powdery).
Yields approx. 3 1/2 cups