honeyed pecans

styling by Catrine Kelty | photo by Keller + Keller


1 cup pecans
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste

  1. Preheat a dry sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add pecans and honey. Cook, stirring constantly, until honey has thickened and worked its way into crevices of pecans and has nicely glazed their outsides, and pecans have slightly darkened in color, 2-3 minutes. (You can also begin to smell nuts toasting, just be sure to watch them carefully as they can burn very quickly.) Remove from heat and transfer nuts to a large baking sheet. Spread out into an even layer (some of nuts will clump but that’s okay). Sprinkle with salt and cayenne pepper and allow to cool for 1-2 minutes. Break nuts apart and transfer to a serving bowl. 

Serves 4.