Being a woman doesn’t make me a different kind of Christian, but being a Christian makes me a different kind of woman.” ~ Elisabeth Elliot

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

How To Make Maple Glazed Pecans

The other day I stopped at a lovely gift shop named Sea Hag. It is in Brackney, Pa. I bought some great smelling handmade soap, some delicious tasting handmade tea, and some yummie maple glazed pecans.
Those pecans were so good that I wanted to share them with my sister and our friends at work.

My sister, being the great cook that she is, told me that I could make them myself. She gave me the instructions on how to do it, and they were so easy, I didn't even have to write them down. So I wanted to share this with all of you. Here is what you do.

Take one cup of pecans, I used raw. Put them into a small saucepan over medium high heat. (on my electric stove I had the burner set at 4). Then I poured some real maple syrup over them. Now I didn't measure how much syrup I used but I guess it to be about a tablespoon or maybe a little more. You don't need a lot, just enough to coat the pecans.
I stirred the nuts in the pan until they were completely coated with the syrup.
I kept my eye on them, stirring occasionally, until I saw the syrup begin to bubble. When it gets to that point you have to stir constantly or it could burn.
(It doesn't take much time once you hit this stage) You keep stirring constantly until the syrup gets really thick and it gets hard to stir and it becomes crystallized, then immediately remove from heat and spread out on a sheet of wax paper to cool. Or I would think that you could even spread them onto a large dinner plate also. Be very careful at this point because the pecans are extremely hot. Don't get burned.
When they are cool, eat and enjoy. Store in a jar with a tight fitting lid.

Here is a look at the batch I made last night.

 It was just a little time consuming but definitely easy and worth the effort. What a great gift for the holidays packaged in a nice glass jar or tin with a festive ribbon tied on it.

Try it and let me know what you think.

Have a blessed day,

I am sharing this over at Wildcrafting Wednesday
and Keep It Real Thursday 

- SallyAnn Bruce

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