Spiced Pecans


  • 1 lb pecan halves
  • 2 tsp water
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper


  1. Heat oven to 350º.  Mix water, syrup, salt, and both peppers together in a small bowl.  Place pecans in a medium sized bowl.  Pour maple syrup mixture over pecans and mix until all are evenly coated.
  2. Spread the pecans out on a baking sheet covered with foil.  Bake for 12-15 minutes.
  3. As soon as the pecans come out of the oven, scrape the pecans off the pan and break up pecan clumps to prevent from sticking together.  Let cool completely.  Store in an airtight plastic container at room temperature.