Maple Glazed Pecans
I’m going to warn you in advance…these glazed pecans are deliciously addictive!
I intended to serve a small bowl of these pecans on Thanksgiving with a few appetizers, but they didn’t make it past the cooling phase!
The nibbling began and nearly all the pecans disappeared right from the baking sheet!
So another batch happened and I stashed them in my secret hiding place.
Well, not really secret since all the spots I’ve used in the past are well known by everyone in my family.
Although, I did try a deterrent with a post-it note on the jar that said, “Do not eat…poison!“
I don’t think I was convincing though since I noticed that a quarter of the jar filled with maple glazed pecans was empty!
It can’t be helped. These are so TASTY!
How to make candied pecans on the stovetop
This recipe is simple to make, so I make these often when I need a last minute gift idea.
Ingredients you will need:
- Pecan halves – I get mine in bulk from Costco Warehouse store.
- Maple syrup – the real stuff! Do not confuse pancake syrup with maple syrup. Maple syrup is made from maple tree sap. It does not have corn syrup or flavoring added like pancake syrup does.
- Sea salt – adds a burst of flavor.
- Vanilla extract – adds to the caramel flavors in maple glazed pecans.
Tools you will need:
- Large skillet
- Measuring cup
- Rubber spatula
- Baking sheet lined with parchment paper
Steps to make maple glazed pecans:
Although this recipe is simple to make, it’s important to make sure you do not get distracted.
Stay in front of the stovetop while the maple syrup caramelizes.
- Add maple syrup, sea salt, and vanilla to a large skillet. Turn heat to medium and mix ingredients. Add pecans
- Coat all the pecans with the maple syrup mix.
- Continue to stir ensuring each nut is coated, and the syrup caramelizes. The syrup should be dry in the pan.
- Place maple glazed pecans on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and let cool for about 5 minutes before using.
The touch of sea salt perfectly tones down the sweetness of the maple syrup, which can enhance a a variety of dishes, even veggies!
Need a quick and delicious appetizer?
Chop one cup of the Maple Glazed Pecans and roll in Trader Joe’s Chevre (goat cheese) with honey, and serve with some crackers or sliced apples.
If you want to get creative, add cinnamon or cayenne for different flavor combinations!
This quick and easy maple glazed pecan recipe makes a delicious host or hostess gift too!
- 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 2 cups pecan halves
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