Susan is my best friend from elementary school and I have wonderful memories of sharing tasty treats at her home. In fact, Susan is such a great baker, she has her our cinnamon roll business called Susie’s Sinnamon Rolls. I have heard this recipe is addictive.
- 2 cups pecan halves
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1/4 tsp cayenne or other hot pepper
- artificial sweetener (or Splenda Brown sugar blend) equal to about 3 T sugar
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
Use a large enough skillet so the pecans are in one layer. A nonstick skillet works well.
Melt the butter in the skillet and add the hot pepper. If you are using liquid artificial sweetener, add it now.
Add pecans to skillet and cook over medium heat. Stir every 30 seconds. After 2 or 3 minutes, stir them constantly until they just begin to brown. Pecans burn quickly, so keep your eyes on them. If the butter starts smoking before this point, turn off the heat and call them done. Stir in cinnamon, salt, and powdered sweetener if you’re using it. Remove from pan and place in bowl (pecans can still burn sitting in the hot pan). When they seem cool enough to taste, adjust seasonings accordingly (if you want more salt or sweetener)
. Carbohydrate Information:1/4 cup of pecans have 1 gram of effective carbohydrate plus 3 grams of fiber.
**Update 12/10/12 – I was finally able to try this recipe and it is great. Susan is right about it being addictive.