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Sweet Glazed Nuts

Recipe reprinted from Feeding the Whole Family by Cynthia Lair (Sasquatch Books, 2008)

These are delicious on hot cereal, in a fresh green salad or as an excellent snack so you'll want to keep a jar in your pantry. They satisfy the desire for sweets and the need for fats in a very nutritious way.  Try them in Our Favorite Salad or use these instead of sunflower seeds in the popular Massaged Kale Salad

1 teaspoon + 1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon honey
1 cup pecans or walnuts

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.  Lightly coat a cake pan or 8x8 Pyrex dish with teaspoon of butter or oil.  Combine 1 tablespoon each of butter and honey in a saucepan and heat on low until syrupy; add
nuts and toss to coat.  Spread nut mixture into baking dish.

Bake until nuts are golden and syrup bubbles - about 15 minutes.  Stir occasionally to break up clumps.  Remove from oven and cool slightly; remove while slightly warm with a spatula.

Makes 1 cup
Prep time: 20 minutes


Blythe Barbo
Try adding a little bit of cayenne! Addictive!
September 24, 2009, 8:06 am

Loren Kaplan
A little salt would be nice, too. I love your recipes (and your book)!
September 24, 2009, 4:06 pm

Tasha Schifo
I just made the sweet glazed nuts from Cooking for the Whole Family (pg.117), and I'm wondering if I did something wrong. The recipe requires evoo and maple syrup. Are the nuts supposed to be crunchy? They came out tasting more like nuts drowning in olive oil with a slightly sweet heat kick to them. I'm so bummed!
January 23, 2010, 1:44 pm

Cynthia Lair
I think the recipe on the site(above) is better than the one currently in the book. I have looked through all my files and can't find this recipe where it includes 2 tablespoons of olive oil as is printed in the book. Must be an error. My apologies. All books have numerous errors and I have been lucky that mine has very few.
January 23, 2010, 2:31 pm

Vicki Kell-Schneider
We're voting for you every chance we get. By the way, the deadline for applications for our culinary writing residency fellowship is Tuesday. Don't forget to apply!
June 11, 2010, 7:45 am

nina bean
September 23, 2010, 7:39 pm

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