Make delicious sugared curry ginger pecans, baked in a buttery glaze, in only 20 minutes! This appetizer or snack is not too sweet, and not too spicy!
Make delicious sugared curry ginger pecans, baked in a buttery glaze, in only 20 minutes! This appetizer or snack is not too sweet, and not too spicy!

I’m always on the prowl for recipes using pecans, because my Mom generously orders several pounds of them for me each Fall from a pecan farm in Texas! This recipe for sugared curry ginger pecans is a delicious, easy to make snack, and I am happy to share it today!

I have collected cookbooks for over 40 years, and found this recipe in an OLD Southern Living cookbook from 10 years ago, and decided to give it a try! Pecan halves are coated in a seasoned buttery glaze, and then baked for 10 minutes. This treat couldn’t be any easier to make, and the nuts really do taste yummy as a snack or to set out as an appetizer!

The recipe as written will yield a small batch (about 1.5 cups), but can be easily doubled or tripled. The printable recipe card at the bottom of this post has a button you can utilize to change the amount of ingredients needed, based on the quantity needed.

How To Make Sugared Curry Ginger Pecans

Melt butter and pour it into a medium sized bowl. Add the raw pecan halves, and toss, until pecans are coated.

Pecan halves are tossed in melted butter.

In a separate small bowl, stir together granulated sugar, curry powder, ground ginger, cayenne pepper and salt, until blended. Add this mixture to the buttered pecans, and stir gently, to ensure all the nuts are fully covered with glaze.

NOTE: The finished pecans are very mild in flavor, so taste one now, and if you wish to add additional curry powder, cayenne or ground ginger, do so to suit YOUR taste.

Sugar mixed with curry powder, ginger, salt and red pepper is added to the buttered pecans.When the pecans are fully coated, it is time to bake them!

Place a sheet of aluminum foil on a 13 x 9 inch baking sheet, and spray it lightly with non-stick baking spray. Spread the sugared curry ginger pecans out in a single layer, leaving a bit of space between each piece.

The nuts are laid in a single layer on a foil covered baking sheet prior to cooking.

Bake The Sugared Curry Ginger Pecans

Now it’s time to bake the nuts! Place the pan in a preheated 350° F. oven, on the middle rack. Bake the sugared curry ginger pecans for 10 minutes. When done, remove the baking sheet (with pecans still on it), and place it on a wire rack to cool.

Sugared curry ginger pecans are finished baking and are cooling down.

Once they have cooled completely, remove the pecans from the foil, and transfer them to a serving plate or bowl, and serve! They are crunchy, with a nice toasted and very mild sugared and spiced flavor.

Can You Store These Pecans?

You can store any uneaten sugared curry ginger pecans for up to a week. Make sure to store them in an airtight container with a lid! Bet they won’t last that long, though!

The sugared curry ginger pecans are transferred to a platter to serve.A white serving plate with the sugared curry ginger pecans on it, ready to eat!

Sure do hope you enjoy this simple,  yummy snack (or appetizer). Put them out at a family gathering and they will go FAST! Grab a few for a light snack during the day, or add them to a favorite mixed green salad, for a delightful crunch! YUM! Have a GREAT day!

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Original recipe source: “Southern Living 2009 Annual Recipes Cookbook”, published by Oxmoor House, Inc., 2009, page 195

Sugared Curry Ginger Pecans
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Make delicious sugared curry ginger pecans, baked in a buttery glaze, in only 20 minutes! This appetizer or snack is not too sweet, and not too spicy!

Category: Appetizer/Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sugared curry ginger pecans
Servings: 6 (1/4 cup per serving)
Calories Per Serving: 228 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • cups pecan halves
  • 2 Tablespoons butter , melted
  • 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon curry powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon cayenne pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Melt butter and pour it into a medium sized bowl. Add the raw pecan halves, and toss, until pecans are coated.

  2. In a separate small bowl, stir together granulated sugar, curry powder, ground ginger, cayenne pepper and salt, until blended. Add this mixture to the buttered pecans, and stir gently, to ensure all the nuts are fully covered with glaze.

    NOTE: The finished pecans are very mild in flavor, so taste one now, and if you wish to add additional curry powder, cayenne or ground ginger, do so to suit YOUR taste.

  3. Place a sheet of aluminum foil on a 13 x 9 inch baking sheet, and spray it lightly with non-stick baking spray. Spread the sugared curry ginger pecans out in a single layer, leaving a bit of space between each piece. Place the pan in a preheated 350° F. oven, on the middle rack. Bake pecans for 10 minutes. When done, remove baking sheet (with pecans still on it), and place it on a wire rack to cool. Once they have cooled completely, remove pecans from foil, and transfer them to a serving plate or bowl, and serve!

Nutrition Facts
Sugared Curry Ginger Pecans
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/4 cup serving))
Calories 228 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 82mg4%
Potassium 101mg3%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 148IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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