These Balsamic Candied Pecans are great for salads, ice cream or just random munching. It's one of those examples of how balsamic vinegar can mysteriously elevate certain foods to food crack status. This vegan recipe also features a touch of molasses and salt that work behind-the-scenes to enable proper texture and complex flavors. Don't like molasses? Too bad! Or should I say, "please add it. Pretty please?" It's essential for allowing the proper texture and flavors come through. You shouldn't be able to taste it in the finished product. Oh and here's a little secret: Put these babies in your next pecan pie for a secret candy coated weapon that's sure to wow your pie eating bretheren.
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Balsamic Candied Pecans Recipe
1) Caramelize the sugarPlace a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet and set it aside. In an 8 inch skillet, stir together the sugar, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, molasses and salt over medium-high heat until the sugar melts and the syrup bubbles. This should take about two minutes.
2) Stir in the pecansAdd the pecans and stir constantly they're evenly coated and toasted. This should take about 4 minutes.
3) Spread and allow to cool
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Average user rating from: 3 user(s)
This recipe needs salt. It's flat and missing salt to set off the sweet and bitter of the balsamic.
Just made these but with walnuts. So easy and deliciuos!
Balsamic Candied Pecans
This recipe is so easy and very addicting. Never thought about adding balsamic to candied nuts before. I added a few dashes of mace. Thank you!