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“Enjoy these during the holidays or anytime at all. These nuts could easily be put into airtight jars and given as gifts.”
READY IN:
1hr
SERVES:
8
YIELD:
4 1/2 cups
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Simmer the bourbon in a small saucepan over medium heat until reduced by a quarter, just a few minutes. Blanch the pecans in boiling water for 1 minute ( blanching the pecans in boiling water is an old Chinese trick that makes them especially crisp), then drain.
  2. Combine the bourbon, oil, Worcestershire sauce, bitters, and sugar in a large bowl. Add the HOT pecans and toss. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  3. Spread the pecans in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Bake until the nuts are crisp and the liquid has evaporated, 30 to 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Turn the nuts into a clean bowl.
  4. Combine the cumin, cayenne, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Toss with the nuts and serve.

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