Pecans Piquant


  • 3 cups shelled pecans
  • 3 tablespoons melted, unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne or good dash of Tabasco sauce


  1. Heat oven to 300 degrees F.
  2. Place pecans, melted butter and salt in large mixing bowl; toss to coat.
  3. Add Worcestershire, cinnamon and cayenne; toss again until nuts are evenly coated with seasonings.
  4. Place in single layer in large shallow roasting pan.
  5. Roast for 15 minutes, toss once or twice, and continue roasting another 15 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  7. Place in paper bag and shake gently to absorb any excess butter.