Friday, December 7, 2018

Baking for the holidays - Maple Roasted Pecans

I love the holidays and how I always get in the mood to bake ALL the goodies!  While it's not necessarily good for my waistline, it's SO good for my soul!  Baking had been my passion for a very long time, and I even had the thought of one day opening up a bakery, but quilting replaced baking in 2008.  I still bake but mostly just around the holidays. I'd much rather be sewing! 

Last night, I made some Maple Roasted Pecans for my dude to give to friends at work.  We always taste test before they leave the house, and they did not disappoint!  If you want the recipe, keep reading! 

When these are first thrown in the pan, you'd never know that they are eventually going to turn into something so delicious.  
There are only three ingredients in this recipe.  Ready? 

4 cups pecans (mostly halves, if possible)  
1 cup powdered sugar
2 oz maple syrup

  • Heat pecans & powdered sugar in a saute pan over low-medium heat until caramelized, folding constantly.  ***This takes quite a while!  
  • When sugar has almost completely caramelized, stir in maple syrup and cook 3 more minutes, stirring constantly. 
  • Spread evenly on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.  Separate pecans and allow to cool.  

I saw on the news recently that there's a pecan shortage this year so I stocked up at Costco last week.  

Oh, and if you really like pecans, I have a great pecan pie recipe!  Let me know if you want it, and I'd be happy to share it with you ;) 


  1. Wjoa! Those look simple and yummy! Looking fwd to pecan pie day!

  2. Wjoa?!? smh. That is supposed to be Whoa. I hate typos. ;) Hey friend, can you check and see if I'm still a no-reply-blogger? I think I might have fixed it!

  3. I made these on Saturday, and they were good! I want to make them again using bourbon maple syrup that we sometimes have in the house, but in the meantime, I splashed a little bourbon over these and stirred it in. ;)

    That batch made enough to keep AND to share!

    1. I think that was a fantastic idea to pour the bourbon over it, and I also think I need to get some of that bourbon maple syrup!


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