Sweet and Spiced Pecans

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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1/4 cup dark agave nectar

2 teaspoons freshly cracked black pepper

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

2 tablespoons sugar

2 cups pecans


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the agave, pepper, salt, allspice and sugar. Add the pecans, tossing to coat well. Spread the pecans in a shallow baking pan and bake in the middle of the oven 15 to 18 minutes. Stir and bake 7 minutes more. Transfer to a sheet of parchment paper and let cool. When cool enough to handle, break apart the pecans.
  3. What Makes This Recipe Really Sing: The sweetness of the agave and the strong pepper taste makes this a perfect cocktail nut. These also freeze beautifully. Make a double batch and when people just pop over you have a hidden treasure in the freezer for them.
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