How to Make Maple Glazed Pecans
Maple Glazed Pecans can be a delicious sweet treat, a toasted crunchy topping for ice cream or a lovely edible decoration for your Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Pie.
Fall (autumn) and winter is a popular time for pecans. In both sweet and savory dishes. I love them sprinkled over Roasted Butternut Squash, Baked Pears and most popularly for making Pecan Pie and also my Maple Sweet Potato Pie (picture below).
How can I describe these maple glazed pecans? (Hold on, let me eat another one). They are extra nutty because they are toasted before glazing, a little sticky and just really good with a hint of a salty, maple sweetness.
Maple pecans best made in a pan
Made on the stovetop in a non-stick pan rather than the oven. Pecan halves are toasted and browned in a dry pan, coated in maple syrup and allowed to cool. So easy to make, they are delicious in salads, topping an ice cream sundae, cheesecake or pretty much any dessert really.
I am of the firm belief that the quality of the ingredients make a dish even better. This statement could not be more fitting than when it comes to maple syrup. Good maple syrup should be not too sweet and taste wonderfully maple-y. It should also be 100% maple and not maple flavored syrup.
I always buy the best I can find without spending almost $20 for a bottle.
Both are delicious nuts and this method would also be delicious using walnuts, but for my personal taste, I do prefer the flavor of pecans.
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12 Comments on “How to Make Maple Glazed Pecans”
Would be great on a snack tray for nut lovers with chili flavored, cinnamon, and other savory or sweet flavored nuts. I love them one salads with pears and gorgonzola cheese.
5 stars! I have made this recipe with pecans, then walnuts, then peanuts (without added salt). All turned out excellent and tasted like it must have taken hours to make. Thank you!
They would all make a delicious mixed nut snack. Thank you for sharing, happy holidays.
Are the pecans sticky after making the recipe, are do they break apart nicely?? I want to put them in a jar for a gift, but I sure don’t want a sticky mess. Sounds Delish though. JG.
This is a great gift idea. In step 2 of the recipe when you lay them out on parchment or wax paper, separate them and allow them to dry as much as you can until they are no longer sticky to the touch. You may have to turn them over and give all sides a chance to not be sticky. When you can handle them, they are ready for the jar. If some of them do stick together, they break apart easily. Let me know if you have anymore questions.
Are you really supposed to use two different skillets to toast the pecans or is that a typo? Thanks
For some reason step 1 was showing up twice so it is only 1 pan to make the pecans. Thank you for bringing this to my attention and I’ve made the correction in the recipe. Enjoy!
I make these all the time and I agree, good maple syrup is the key. I love them in my salads.
What a simple and delicious looking recipe!
Just tried this, sooo good! Going to add to a salad then make butter pecan nice-cream
My favorite is to add them to salads and I love the idea of the nice cream 🙂
I am already in love with pecans, so adding a maple glaze just makes them out of this world! Can’t wait to give these a try sometime. I know my family will be instantly addicted.