Adri Likes… Ginger Pecans

IMG_3391Closing out the menu for my dinner with friends, dessert!  Wanting something very easy (sorbet) but also with a homemade touch, I decided to try one of recipes from the InStyle magazine party guide page I keep talking about, Ginger Pecans.

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 4 1/2 cups pecan halves

Serves 20

DSC04886DIRECTIONS

  1. In a small bowl, combine sugar, ginger and salt; set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat.
  3. Add pecans, cook for 5 minutes, stirring often, until golden.
  4. Sprinkle sugar mixture over pecans and cook for 2 minutes more, stirring often, until pecans are browned and crisp.
  5. Spread pecans on a baking sheet to cool.
  6. Store, airtight, at room temperature for up to 3 days.

NOTES

As mentioned above, this recipe can be made ahead.  It’s great as garnish for dessert or on its on in a bowl for snacking.  I served this in the beginning for snacking and later brought it out again with the sorbet.

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For the sorbet, I went to my favorite ice cream store, The Frieze.  I absolutely adore their flavors, and they conveniently have some of them in a fridge ready to go.  Keeping with the Asian theme of the night, I decided to get Ginger Pear and Lychee.

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Enjoy!
Adri

 

 

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