Brown Sugar Caramelized Pecans

An irresistible pumpkin pie, ice cream or salad topper (or as just a sweet-tooth snack), these Brown Sugar Caramelized Pecans are made with just three ingredients and will be eaten faster than your Halloween candy basket. The smell of these nuts caramelizing on the stove is almost as incredible as they taste. Butter, sugar, nuts. How could you not go nuts?!

 

 

Makes: 2 cups of caramelized pecans

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes (plus 10 minutes to cool nuts)

Total time: 25 minutes

The Ingredients

2 cups chopped pecans (or whole if you prefer!)

½ cup light brown sugar

6 tablespoons salted butter

 

 

The Steps

In a large pan, add butter and melt over low heat. Add brown sugar and stir into butter. Increase heat to medium-low and add pecans.

Let pecans caramelize in the butter/sugar mixture for 5-7 minutes, stirring often, until mixture thickens into a sticky syrup and coats the nuts.

Pour nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet to cool. Once nuts are cool enough to handle (about 10 minutes), break up into desired-sized pieces.

Store in an air-tight container for up to 3 days!

 

 

The Steps with Pictures

In a large pan, add butter and melt over low heat.

Add brown sugar and stir into butter.

Increase heat to medium-low and add pecans.

Let pecans caramelize in the butter/sugar mixture for 5-7 minutes, stirring often, until mixture thickens into a sticky syrup and coats the nuts.

Pour nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet to cool.

Once nuts are cool enough to handle (about 10 minutes), break up into desired-sized pieces.

Store in an air-tight container for up to 3 days!

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4 Comments

  1. Jackson
    June 10, 2022 / 2:56 am

    I just saw that hexagon skillet in a YouTube commercial. How do you like it? Worth the buy?

    • TastefullyGrace
      Author
      June 10, 2022 / 12:50 pm

      I love my Hexclad! I was definitely expensive but it’s a great pan for something you want to caramelize but not stick to the pan. Basically a hybrid between nonstick and stainless steel! I recommend it 🙂

      Grace

      • Jackson
        June 11, 2022 / 12:21 am

        Thanks! Great to know.

      • Jackson
        June 11, 2022 / 12:23 am

        By the way, I used your recipe for caramelized pecans to jazz up the banana bread I made yesterday.

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