These Orange Glazed Spiced Pecans are the perfect topping for salads, main dishes, and desserts! They are also perfect for gift giving!
Thank you, Sunkist, for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are truly my own.
The holiday season is here and I’m proud to say that I’m ready and fully prepared this year! Last year, I waited until the last minute to put up my Christmas decorations and even waited until the last minute to buy gifts. But this year, all of my Christmas decorations were up by the end of November and the I’ve bought the majority of items on my Christmas shopping list!
I even had time to make a couple of homemade gifts which included these Orange Glazed Spiced Pecans! I love making holidays treats and packing them up to give to all of my friends, especially treats that are super easy to make like these yummy pecans! They are so delicious, and they fill my house with this amazing, Christmasy aroma!
This year, I decided to add a little pizzaz to my usual candied pecan recipe by adding in the juice and zest of Sunkist Navel Oranges. I love using Sunkist Navel Oranges in my holiday recipes and this year, Sunkist and Marvel Studios’ “The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special,” now streaming only on Disney+, have come together for a limited-edition 10lb box of Navel oranges, available nationwide at participating retailers. Isn’t that awesome?!
In addition to giving your friends a batch of these pecans, try gifting them with one of these 10lb Sunkist® Navel orange cartons! Sunkist Navel oranges are seedless, sweet, juicy and in season now. They also provide an excellent source of vitamin C, and they are grown by generations of family-owned farms.
How to Make Orange Glazed Spiced Pecans
These Orange Glazed Spiced Pecans are very easy to make, which is a PLUS during this crazy holiday season.
Here’s what you’ll need:
-Freshly-Squeeze Sunkist® Navel Orange juice
-Sunkist® Navel Orange zest
Start by toasting your pecans in a 350-degree oven for 8 minutes. In a large heavy, saucepan, combine the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cayenne pepper, and orange juice.
Cook over medium-high heat and bring to a boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in toasted pecan and orange zest.
Drop pecans onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and top with more orange zest, if desired. Let stand until firm. When cool break apart and store in an airtight container
These Orange Glazed Spiced Pecans are so delicious, and they make a great gift during the holiday months! I like to pack them into a couple of mason jars and tie a nice, festive ribbon around the rim for a yummy holiday treat! Enjoy!
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Orange Glazed Spiced Pecans
- 5 cups pecans halves
- 1 & ½ cups sugar
- 1 & ½ teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 cup Sunkist® Navel orange juice
- Zest from 1 Sunkist® Navel orange
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Place the pecans onto a baking sheet and toast the pecans in the oven for 8 minutes.
- Cook over medium-high heat and bring to a boil for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in toasted pecan and orange zest.
- Drop pecans onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and top with more orange zest, if desired. Let stand until firm. When cool break apart and store in an airtight container.