I love the combination of the sweet and salty with a touch of heat from this recipe. The roasting and the blend of sugar and spices elevate the already tasty Pecan to a special snack. Fill a mason jar with these Pecans and they make a wonderful hostess gift. Tony Bonomolo and Gabriel Senette got the idea to smoke Louisiana cane sugar over pecan shells to get the flavor infused. They started their company with Pecan smoked sugar to such success that they went on to include lavender and then ginger.
Sugar and Spice Pecans by La Canne Sugar Products
Taken from Recipes from Many Kitchens
Makes approximately 2 cups
2 tablespoons (30g) butter, melted
2 tablespoons (25g) Pecan Smoked Sugar (or you can substitute coarse brown sugar)
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon sweet smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
1/2lb (227g) whole pecans
Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). In a large bowl combine melted butter with brown sugar, salt and spices. Mix well then add pecans and stir until they are fully coated. Bake pecans on a cookie sheet for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with a dash of extra sea salt. Allow to cool then serve.