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Spiced Pecans or Walnuts

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“These spiced pecans are very popular, particularly at bake sales. I don't remember where I got the recipe, but I've been making them for at least thirty years. The hardest part is not eating all the nuts as they cool.”
READY IN:
25mins
SERVES:
24
YIELD:
3 cups
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and water in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Continue cooking syrup, without stirring, to 238°F on candy thermometer, or until a little syrup dropped into cold water forms a soft ball.
  3. Remove from heat and add nuts, stirring gently until the mixture becomes creamy.
  4. Turn onto waxed paper (or a non-stick mat or jelly roll pan) and separate the nuts with a fork. Be careful because they will be hot. Let dry and store in an air-tight container.

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