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Seasonal Recipe: Candied Pecans

This was part of our salad recipe from last week. It’s such a great way to eat pecans that I wanted to share it on it’s own in case you missed it. Hardin Family Farms has pecans right now at our market. Come get them while they last!

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Candied Pecans:

1/2 pound pecan halves
2 Tbsp date sugar or powdered sugar
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (use less for less spicy pecans)
2 Tbsp water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place pecans in a bowl. Toss with water enough to get each pecan wet. Add sugar and spice and toss to combine. Put pecan mixture on baking sheet making sure to level out pecans so they bake evenly. Bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes or until sugar is bubbly and you can smell the pecans. Watch them while they bake! They burn easily.

Cool completely and store until use. These make great additions to salads and happy hours.

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