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Looking for a recipe for a sugary nut recipe

Leah Jan 29, 2005 08:55 AM

I am making edible wedding favors for my wedding and have decided to go with a sugary nut mixture - can be a combination of different types of nuts, or just one kind of nut. I already have one recipe on standyby but thought others might know of some better ones? I am looking for something sugary, or a sugary and spciy combonation. I was thinking along the lines of almonds, cashews, or walnuts, but of course could be anything. Also, thanks to everyone who responded to my wedding favor inquiry a while back!
Any feedback appreciated!

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    Deenso RE: Leah Jan 29, 2005 09:40 AM

    Here's a link to a lovely recipe from Bon Appetit that I've been using for a long time. Gave tins of these nuts as 2004 Christmas gifts and I'm about to make up a new batch this afternoon. It's very easy to do and you can adjust the seasoning up or down for more or less heat.

    Link: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/rec...

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      gus RE: Deenso Jan 30, 2005 11:23 AM

      I love these spiced nuts; I think it's a great recipe. I fill little jars with them for my father's co-workers every Christmas, and everyone always raves about them. Most people don't even bring them home -- they devour them at their desks that afternoon!

      Best combination is heavy on walnuts, pecans, and cashews, lightened up with almonds, and, for a treat, shelled pistachios.

      1. re: Deenso
        Deenso RE: Deenso Jan 30, 2005 01:16 PM

        I made these nuts again yesterday but, in an effort to cut back on sugar, substituted 2 tablespoons of Splenda for the 2 tablespoons of sugar. They taste just as good as the original.

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          Leah RE: Deenso Jan 30, 2005 04:33 PM

          great, thanks for the recipe! i am going to try it out this week.

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          Val RE: Leah Jan 29, 2005 10:08 AM

          I'll offer you a recipe called Sweet and Spicy Candied Pecans ... killer and so easy! The trick is not to eat them all before you serve them. Link below.

          Link: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/rec...

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            bacchante RE: Leah Jan 29, 2005 11:50 AM

            Wow, you reminded me of something that my sweet little-old-lady next door neighbor made many years ago every Christmas as presents. The recipe is below, although I have to admit that the recipes offered by the other two posters sound a bit more to the modern taste. Nonetheless, I think I'll make these soon in her memory.

            Sherried Nuts

            1 1/2 C sugar
            1/2 C sherry
            1/2 tsp cinnamon OR
            1 tsp grated orange rind
            1 tsp white corn syrup
            1/4 tsp salt
            2-3 cups walnut or pecan halves

            Cook the sugar, sherry, corn syrup, salt, and choice of spice to soft ball stage (236-240 degrees using a candy thermometer). Remove from heat and add nuts. Stir until creamy. Turn onto foil or parchment paper and separate the nuts.

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              joypirate RE: Leah Jan 30, 2005 09:42 PM

              I've made these twice now since Christmas (wife loves them) and they're REALLY easy and tasty.

              1 egg white
              1 tblspn water

              beat until stiff & dry

              mix up the following in a bowl:

              1 cup sugar
              1 teaspoon cinnamon
              1 teaspoon salt

              Use 3/4 a pound of pecan or walnuts (we preferred pecans, no bitterness) and put them in the bowl w/ the egg mixture. Mix to coat, stirring w/wooden spoon.

              Then put the coated nuts in the bowl with the sugar mixture and mix again to coat. Spread it all out on a cookie sheet, and bake in a 250 degree oven, stirring every 15 minutes, should take about 3 fifteen minute sessions. store in tightly covered container.

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