Rum Glazed Spiced Pecans

This classic combination of rum and pecans is a winner. When you taste these, they seem as if they must have taken hours to prepare and yet, they take only a few minutes. Serve these with orange slices or use to garnish anything from coconut cake to ice cream sundaes.

Rum Glazed Spiced Pecans
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Serves: 2 cups
  • **For the spice mix**
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 cups just toasted pecans
  • **For the rum glaze**
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar, dark or light
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the spices in a small bowl and mix to combine.
  3. To make the glaze: Place the rum, vanilla, sugar and butter in a medium size saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  4. Add the pecans and cook until they are well coated and the pan is almost dry, about 1 minute.
  5. Spoon the spices on the nuts, one tablespoon at a time, until they are well coated.
  6. Transfer to the prepared sheet, separate with your hands or a fork, and let sit until completely dried, at least one hour and up to overnight.