boy do i love me some brown liquor during these cold months (thankfully often here in new england). mixed up with some Reed’s Ginger Brew is my jam.
and nuts. nuts are good. especially when they’re coated with brown liquor-y caramel-y deliciousness.
these candied bourbon pecans are perfect for diy gift giving (it’s the holidays ya’ll). allow me to quote my very appreciative friend: “damn girl yo nuts is maaaaad good!!”
yes, i got 5 a’s. MAAAAAD GOOD.
CANDIED BOURBON PECANS
from A Southern Fairytale
4 cups (16 oz) pecan halves
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup bourbon
- PRE-HEAT oven to 350°F
- TOAST pecan halves on a baking sheet for 10 minutes, stirring halfway. spread onto parchment paper to cool.
- MELT butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. stir in sugar, cinnamon, extract, and salt until smooth and dissolved.
- ADD bourbon and stir constantly until you reach 230°F. if you don’t have a candy thermometer, cook on medium heat for 5 minutes or until it thickens and is caramel-like.
- REMOVE saucepan from heat and stir in pecans, coating thoroughly.
- POUR mixture onto parchment paper and allow to cool before storing in an airtight container.