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Bourbon Nuts


A time-tested recipe, these candied bourbon pecans make a delicious snack on their own, and are also wonderful on ice cream.

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  • 1 pound pecans
  • 1/2 to 1 cup bourbon, to taste
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups sugar


Servings 10
Cooking time 30mins


Step 1

Cover the pecans with boiling water and allow to stand until plumped.

Drain and cover with the bourbon (plus a little more).

Allow the nuts to soak. Meanwhile, in a separate pot boil together the water and sugar until it reaches the softball stage on a candy thermometer (235° to 240°F).

Dump in nuts and bourbon and cook until sugared - stirring frequently.

Let the nuts dry on a sheet pan covered with wax paper for easy clean up.

NOTE: attempting to double the recipe won't work.

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