Believe it or not, there are a lot of different strategies for toasting pecans, and all of them are good. Here’s my preferred method:
- 1 pound raw pecan halves
- 1/4 cup melted butter (the real stuff, not margarine)
- 1/2 tsp. salt
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Dump the pecans into a mixing bowl and drizzle the melted butter over them. Sprinkle salt over pecans and gently stir until pecans are well coated. Spread the pecans in a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 10 minutes. Stir pecans and bake for another 10 minutes. (Note: Keep an eye on the pecans during the last five minutes to make sure they don’t get too toasty.)
These toasty morsels will not last long in this household, so I predict I’ll be making another batch before the end of the week.
Here are some other recipes using pecans: