Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Orange Glazed Pecans

Citrusy-sweet pecans make the perfect appetizer or snack.

  • 2 cups pecans halves
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest

Toast pecans in a 350-degree oven for 8 minutes.
In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar and orange juice.
Cook over medium-high heat, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reads soft-ball stage, 
Remove from the heat; stir in pecans and orange zest
Beat mixture with a wooden spoon until it thickens and loses its gloss, about 2 minutes.
Drop pecan halves onto waxed paper to set.
When cool break apart.
Store in an airtight container 

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