Bourbon Nuts

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

Photo by E D.

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

30

minutes

SERVINGS

10

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

30

minutes

SERVINGS

10

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    pound pecans

  • 1/2 to 1

    cup bourbon, to taste

  • 1

    cup water

  • 2

    cups sugar

Directions

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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