Pecans drenched in sweet, buttery bourbon are sure to make an impression. Photo courtesy America’s Dairy Farmers.




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December 2010

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Page 7: Bourbon Spice Pecans


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Bourbon Spice Pecans

Pecans drenched in sweet, buttery bourbon are sure to make an impression. Gift tip: Whether you recycle or venture online to find something new, a stylish tin is a great way to give gifts like these nuts and other small snacks. Just be sure to add a personal touch—like a gift tag that labels the tin’s contents. Recipe yields 4 cups of nuts.


  • 4 cups pecans, halves or halves and pieces
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1-1/2 cups dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup bourbon


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place pecans on rimmed cookie sheet and bake 10 minutes or until fragrant. Transfer toasted pecans to bowl; set aside.
  2. In large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add toasted pecans and stir to coat. Add brown sugar, cinnamon and salt; continue to cook over medium heat, stirring constantly about 8 to 10 minutes.
  3. Add bourbon; stir to combine and cook 1 to 2 minutes, mixing well.
  4. Remove skillet from the heat and pour pecans onto rimmed cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Spread pecans into thin layer and let cool 20 minutes. Break mixture into bite-sized pieces and cool completely before packaging. Store pecans in airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.



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