Sweet and Spicy Nuts

½ c. plus 2 T. honey
1 T. water
1 lb. fancy pecan halves
10 T. Sugar in the Raw Turbinado sugar
1 t. ground cumin
½ t. ground cinnamon
1/8 t. ground cloves
1/8 t. cayenne
½ t. kosher salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line large rimmed baking sheet with foil.
Warm honey and water but do not allow to boil. Mix well and cool to room temperature.
In a small bowl, combine ½ c. (8 T.) of Sugar in the Raw and spices. In a large mixing
bowl, combine honey syrup and nuts. Toss well until nuts are thoroughly coated and
there is no syrup in the bottom of the bowl. Add spice mix to nuts and toss quickly and
Spread nut mixture on foil lined sheet pan and bake for 5 minutes. Remove from oven
and separate nuts with a spoon. Sprinkle with remaining 2 T Sugar in the Raw.
Continue baking 5 to 7 minutes more until nuts are browned and crystallized. Let cool.
Store in airtight container.
Adapted from Sugar in the Raw

AppetizersBeth Conrey