Soon after Ritz-Carlton opened its beautiful hotel on Lake Oconee, Georgia, we stopped by to check it out. We toured around and then stepped into the bar for a glass of wine and there, sitting on the bar, were a bowl of the most interesting and delicious pecans ever.
How I Got the Recipe…
I was apparently not the first person to feel this way, because the bartender had the recipe printed up on cards behind the bar. I call them simply “Ritz Carlton Pecans”, but, officially, the name is Ritz-Carlton Lodge Spiced Pecans.
I’ve made them many times over the years and everyone loves them. Recently I had a group of friends over and they all went nuts over these nuts! They asked me if the recipe was on the blog, and when I said it wasn’t, they said it should be! And, so…. by popular demand, Ritz Carlton Pecans.
Now, they pack a pretty good kick, but if you prefer less heat, just cut back on the cayenne accordingly.
Ritz-Carlton Lodge Spiced Pecans
- 1 LB. PECAN HAVES
- 1/2 CUP MAPLE SYRUP
- 1 TBSP. GROUND CUMIN
- 1 TBSP. CAYENNE PEPPER
- 1 TSP. KOSHER SALT
PREHEAT OVEN TO 350 DEGREES
LINE COOKIE SHEET WITH PARCHMENT PAPER
COMBINE ALL INGREDIENTS AND MIX WELL
ARRANGE PECANS IN A SINGLE LAYER ON SHEET PAN
BAKE 15 MINUTES, THEN STIR
BAKE AN ADDITIONAL 10 MINUTES
ALLOW PECANS TO COOL 5 MINUTES, THEN STIR TO LOOSEN INDIVIDUAL PIECES
ONCE COMPLETELY COOLED, STORE IN AIRTIGHT CONTAINER
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