Emeril's Spiced Nuts

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 22 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Inactive: 10 min
  • Cook: 7 min
  • Yield: 2 cups
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2 tablespoons butter

1/4 cup light brown sugar

2 tablespoons water

1/4 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon cayenne

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 cups mixed nuts, such as walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts and almonds


  1. Mix spices and reserve.
  2. Heat nuts in a dry skillet and cook, stirring frequently, until begin to toast, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside. Add the butter, sugar, water and spices to the hot skillet and cook, stirring, until a glaze forms, about 1 minute. Return the nuts to the skillet and toss to combine with the glaze. Cook for about 1 to 2 minutes, or until the nuts are glazed and golden brown.
  3. Remove from the heat and transfer to a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil, separating with a fork. Let rest until cooled and the sugar has hardened, about 10 minutes. Store in an airtight container.

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