Easy Roasted Pecans Recipe
An easy Roasted Pecans Recipe for making a batch of irresistible nutty goodness that is perfect for appetizers, snacks or sharing as an edible gift.
The bowl of nuts still in their bumpy shells, accompanied by a variety of nut extraction tools, was always there, right beside the pair of black pleather recliners. Walnuts, filberts (aka hazelnuts), brazil nuts, almonds, and always pecans. Always pecans. My grandparents were nuts about nuts. It’s a good thing. Every holiday, every family gathering, every time there were more than the two of them in the house was reason enough to roast pecans. The house would fill with a glorious aroma of buttered nuts, sprinkled with a little bit of salt. It was all we could do to wait until they cooled just enough to grab a handful to gobble up. What a treat!
If you’ve never enjoyed Roasted Pecans, you are missing out, and should get to making a batch right away. That’s an order! Of course, I jest. But you should put it on your list of food to try. Roasting pecans, or any other nuts for that matter, is so easy and not only makes for a great addition to a party menu, but a terrific edible gift to share all year round. Package a few cups of roasted nuts in a clear cellophane bag, tied up with string and that new neighbor will be your new best friend. Send a bag to school with your kids and put a smile on their teacher’s face. Try it and see for yourself.
Three simple ingredients are all that is needed to roast a batch of nutty goodness: butter, nuts, and salt. That’s it, plus about 20 minutes of total cook time. It doesn’t get much easier than that. So what are you waiting for? Let’s get to roasting!
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 pound pecan halves (about 4 cups)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Preheat oven to 350-degrees F.
- Add butter to a large baking sheet, place in oven for a couple of minutes to melt butter.
- Remove baking sheet from oven, add pecans and salt, toss to coat, and spread in even layer.
- Return baking sheet to oven and bake for 15 minutes, tossing halfway through cooking time. Watch and be careful not to burn nuts.
- Store in a tightly sealed container or zip top bag until ready to serve.