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Glazed Pecans - Spiced Pecans - Salted Pecans

Frugal Family Recipes (featured column)
by Michelle Jones, founder of BetterBudgeting.com

Pecans are an annual delight here in the south, but you will find them on sale in most stores for the holidays. That's when it's time to stock up!

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Glazed Pecans

1 c. sugar
1/2 c. water
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
2 c. pecan halves

Spiced Pecans

1 c. sugar
1/2 c. water
3/4 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. salt
2 c. pecan halves

For Glazed or Spiced Pecans... Heat pecans on a baking sheet at 375 degrees for 15 minutes, remove from oven. Mix together all ingredients (except nuts) and bring to a boil, then reduce to medium heat. Cook until mixture spins a thread, soft ball stage, about 2 minutes.

Take syrup mixture off heat and add pecans, stirring constantly until a sugary mass is formed. While mixture is still hot, pour out onto greased pan or waxed paper, and separate each nut as they cool.

Salted Pecans

Stir 2 cups of pecan halves with 1-2 tsp. salt and 1/2 stick melted butter.  Cook pecans on a baking sheet in a single layer, at 225 degrees for 1 hour, stirring often.

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