Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Brown Sugar Black Peppered Candy Pecans Recipe

My wife loves pecans.  Lucky for me, we have a pecan tree in the front yard that produces a log of pecans. This year was 97 pounds of pecans.
So, I was sitting around watching football, playing with my new grandbaby, and looking at this years Christmas gifts. I started thinking about how the simple gifts really are the best. Especially those that are homemade and come from the heart. So I decided to make something with pecans for her. I looked a a few recipes and didn't see anything that I really liked so decided I would make one up myself using stuff we both like. So that's how I wound up with Brown Sugar Black Pepper Candied Pecans this Christmas Day.

So How Do You Make Them?

It ain't that hard really. The hardest part is the clean up afterwards. This stuff gets kind of sticky and if you aren't careful with the blender, you'll be wearing it the rest of the day. But the ending result is worth it. It has the crunchiness of pork skins, the sweetness of a pecan turtle, and a little pepper to boot. And yes. I have added tabasco sauce to it as well. It's still good, but IMHO it's too hard to control the heat.  So here's the stuff you'll need

The Ingredients

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Some coarse ground black pepper.  I use a tablespoon, but you might want more...or less. 
  • 2 1/2 to 3 cups butter roasted pecan halves


  • Mix the brown sugar, flour, salt, and black pepper in a bowl.
  • Put the egg whites in a bowl and beat them until foamy;
  • Add the mixture of flour, salt, brown sugar and black pepper...slowly. 
  • Add the vanilla flavoring,
  • Put in pecans and stir them with a spoon. 
  • Spoon the mixture to a greased baking pan and bake at 250° for about 45 minutes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes

How To Enjoy These Pecans

The first thing you're going to notice about these pecans is that they are very crunchy. That's because baking them takes out most of the liquid in this concoction. Then  you're going to notice the sweetness of the brown sugar and butter roasted pecans.  Last but not least will be the little jolt of heat/spice that the black pepper gives it.   It is one great taste. Try it and let me know what you think in the comments below.

About Potato Chip Sandwich

According to some people, men can't tell time, can't follow directions and can't cook. That's simply not true. The owner and author of the site, me..  can cook. This site is simply a way for me to keep up with my recipes without putting it into my other 10 or so blogs. Everything is Google-ized, so it's connected to all my other stuff. I suggests you try the BBQ. This site gets it's name from road trips when I was in my 20's. By the time we would head home...all we could afford was a loaf of bread and some potato chips.

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