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Bourbon Pecans

Courses: Snacks, Starters and appetizers
Serves: 20 people

Recipe Ingredients

1/2 cup 118mlTop-quality Bourbon
1 lb 454g / 16ozPecan halves
1/2 cup 99g / 3.5ozSugar
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlBitters
  = (such as angostura)
1 tablespoon 15mlWorcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon 15mlCorn oil
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlCayenne pepper - or more to taste
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlSalt
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlFreshly-ground black pepper
1 teaspoon 5mlGround cumin

Recipe Instructions

Heat oven to 325 degrees.

Simmer Bourbon until reduced to 3 tablespoons. Blanch pecans in boiling water 1 minute. Drain. Combine Bourbon, sugar, bitters, Worcestershire and corn oil. Add hot pecans and toss. Let stand 10 minutes.

Spread pecans in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Roast until the pecans are crisp and the liquid has evaporated, 30 to 40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Turn nuts into a clean bowl.

Combine cayenne, salt, pepper and cumin and toss with nuts.

This recipe yields 4 1/2 cups for 16 to 18 servings.

Each serving: 189 calories; 69 mg. sodium; 0 cholesterol; 16 grams fat; 1 gram saturated fat; 8 grams carbohydrates; 2 grams protein; 2.07 grams fiber.

The Los Angeles Times, 12-18-2002


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