Deliciously Yummy Spiced Pecan Recipe

A delicious nibble for the festive season full of sweet and savoury Christmasy flavours, which you can easily make in advance because they will last for 2 to 3 weeks in an airtight storage container. That’s providing you don’t take the top off 😊

They only take 10 minutes to prepare and cost a lot less than the shop-bought equivalent ones and without any of the nasties.

Deliciously Yummy Spiced Pecan Recipe

Deliciously Yummy Spiced Pecans

A great tasting nutty nibble full of Christmas flavours with sweet and savoury notes. Ideal for the festive season because they can be made in advance and kept for up to 3 weeks
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 cups/430g
Calories 957 kcal



  • 1 tbsp fresh rosemary leaves finely chopped
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 3/4 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup honey preferably local
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 4 cups whole pecans about 430 grams
  • 1/4 cup coarse grain sugar/raw cane for dusting


  • Place the top oven rack in the centre position and pre-heat oven to 180°C/350°F./Gas Mark 4. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat and set aside.
  • Combine the rosemary, cinnamon, cardamom, allspice, cloves, cayenne, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl. Stir to combine and set aside.
  • Add the butter to a small saucepan/skillet set over medium heat. When the butter is mostly melted, add the honey and maple syrup and stir to combine. Heat for 1-2 minutes or until heated through. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Place the pecans in a large bowl and pour the melted butter mixture on top. Add the spice mixture and stir until the pecans are completely coated in both
  • Transfer the coated pecans to the prepared baking sheet and spread into a thin, single layer without overcrowding. Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes, giving the pecans a good stir after 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and cool for 5-10 minutes. Sprinkle half the coarse sugar on top and stir to combine. Repeat with the remaining sugar and cool completely. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for 2-3 weeks. Enjoy!


The nutritional values have been worked on one cup measurement (4 servings)


Sodium: 296mgCalcium: 101mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 462IUSugar: 46gFiber: 11gPotassium: 457mgCholesterol: 31mgCalories: 957kcalSaturated Fat: 13gFat: 83gProtein: 10gCarbohydrates: 59gIron: 3mg
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