Glazed Pecans

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"When I moved South after 18 years away, we bought a house in an old pecan grove. My Aunt Shirley quickly mailed 6 recipes using pecans! This is one."

Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (30.9 g)
  • Calories 51.3
  • Total Fat - 1.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 3.1 mg
  • Sodium - 46.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.4 g
  • Sugars - 1.2 g
  • Protein - 1 g
  • Calcium - 51.6 mg
  • Iron - 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.2 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Combine sugar, salt, cinnamon and water in a small pot.

Step 2

Cook over low heat until it reaches the soft ball stage, 235 F-degrees with candy thermometer. This takes awhile, and the estimated cook time of 20-30 min could be less or more, depending on how you and your stovetop interpret "low heat". You can just occasionally stir until it really gets thick, but don't leave it unattended. When it thickens,you must stir constantly, wooden spoon is best.

Step 3

Remove from heat, add vanilla and then the pecans. Stir gently so you don't break pecans, but quickly to evenly coat. There isn't much time, so I like to have waxed paper already spread on the counter top, awaiting the pecans.

Step 4

Dump pecans on waxed paper and quickly spread out before they harden too much. Let them cool, if you can possibly resist. Store in airtight container or baggies.

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Tags : Snacks