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Lanie’s Bourbon Pecans

bourbon pecans I am inspired to create a black-bottom pecan pie, so I’ve been working out a recipe for candied pecans for the filling. I modified my own Spiced Pecans recipe (November 2013 archives) to come up with Bourbon Pecans which would be a sweet treat as a snack or for my pecan pie filling. This is my recipe:

Preheat oven to 350* and brush cookie sheet lightly with canola oil. Spread 2 heaping cups pecan halves on cookie sheet; bake for 4 minutes; rotate cookie sheet on oven rack; bake for another 4 minutes. While pecans are toasting, prepare bourbon glaze and sugar mix.

For bourbon glaze, melt and whisk together:
1 Tbs Kentucky bourbon;
1 Tbs water;
1 Tbs butter;
1 tsp brown sugar.

For sugar mix, grind together with mortar & pestle or spice grinder:
2 Tbs sugar;
1 tsp smoked sea salt;
1/4 tsp cinnamon;
1/4 tsp Hershey’s dark cocoa powder;
1/4 tsp instant espresso powder;
1/8 tsp ground cloves;
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg;
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper.

Transfer toasted pecans to mixing bowl; pour bourbon glaze over pecans and toss to coat evenly; sprinkle sugar mix over glazed pecans and toss to coat evenly; spread pecans back on cookie sheet to cool completely.

Serving suggestions: Serve as a party snack – think Kentucky Derby! Chop coarsely for sundae topping. Use in my recipe for black-bottom pecan pie – coming soon…

Variations: Because I created my candied pecans for a pecan pie recipe, it seemed respectable to include Kentucky bourbon. Jamaican rum or amaretto would also give nice flavors. Or substitute water.


About Lanie Brown, Texas real estate broker

Hi, my name is Lanie Brown. Broker/Owner Sage Lane Realty. Like to write, cook, bake, decorate and redecorate, celebrate, work real estate. Strive to be a Godly wife, good neighbor, giving friend. Texas Hill Country is my promised land! #sagelanereal

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