5-Minute Maple-Ginger Glazed Pecans

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Once I was making a salad.

5-Minute Maple-Ginger Glazed Pecans - www.PerrysPlate.com

This salad, from Cooking with Love (by the way have you entered to win a copy?) has these spicy sweet pecans.

I flip over to the pecan recipe and begin reading the ingredients. When I came to “egg whites” my eyes glazed over.

I’m sure her spicy sweet pecans are delish, like all of the other recipes I tried, but seriously… I’ve got two hungry kids asking for snacks and a clingy 5-month-old that insists on being suspended, face-out, from my chest during dinner prep.

Plus, I don’t separate eggs at 5:30PM on Wednesdays. So, I cheated.

5-Minute Maple-Ginger Glazed Pecans - www.PerrysPlate.com

Nuts go in a pan.
Then a glug of maple syrup.
A sprinkle of ginger.
And a pinch of salt.

5-Minute Maple-Ginger Glazed Pecans - www.PerrysPlate.com

Let it get bubbly. And in a couple if minutes the syrup will be gone and you’re left with sweet, sticky, slightly-spicy pecans.

(My kids loved them, so they weren’t too spicy.) If you don’t like or want ginger on them, cinnamon would be a good substitute..

5-Minute Maple-Ginger Glazed Pecans - www.PerrysPlate.com

This may be the first recipe that is in both the salad and the dessert section

These sticky little morsels MADE that salad. And I’m sure they would also MAKE some lonely caramel ice cream sundae somewhere.

Or you could just eat them by themselves.

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5-Minute Maple-Ginger Glazed Pecans

Yield: 1 1/2 cups of nuts

Total Time: 5 minutes


1 1/2 cups whole, raw pecans
2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
pinch of salt


Combine all ingredients in a small, nonstick skillet and cook over medium heat while stirring frequently. Syrup should get bubbly, then quickly evaporate, leaving a sticky coating on the nuts.

That's it!

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21 Responses to “5-Minute Maple-Ginger Glazed Pecans”

  1. #
    Naomi — November 15, 2012 @ 2:42 am

    Oh Yum! I think we might be snacking on these later :)


  2. #
    Cara — November 15, 2012 @ 6:39 am

    I love the stove top maple syrup method too :)


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    Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) — November 15, 2012 @ 6:52 am

    I wish I would remember to keep stuff like this made all the time – I only think about glazed nuts and spiced nuts around the holidays but it’s too easy not to make year round. These looks wonderful =)


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    Bree — November 15, 2012 @ 6:59 am

    These look so delish! YUM :)


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    Jill — November 15, 2012 @ 8:08 am

    Wow, these look amazing! And I don’t think I ever want to separate eggs. Ugh.


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    Joanne — November 15, 2012 @ 12:33 pm

    “I don’t separate egg whites on Wednesdays at 5:20” – LOVE IT. Neither do I actually. that is my least favorite baking task. Besides…these don’t look like they need em! Perfection, right here!


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    Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) — November 15, 2012 @ 3:37 pm

    These might have to be added to my holiday party list!


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    Karly — November 16, 2012 @ 7:55 am

    Ooh, I love how you skipped the egg whites and just went to work.

    I do, however, love separating eggs. I just crack them straight into my hand and let the whites run through my fingers. Well, I used to do that. Now my daughter has taken over all egg cracking and separating duties.


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    gwen — November 16, 2012 @ 9:16 am

    Haahaaa, I don’t seperate eggs on weeknights either ;) I love maple & pecans & this looks so stinking simple I can have my fix on any day.


  10. #
    Jessica — November 16, 2012 @ 2:15 pm

    I love candied nuts so these seem right up my alley with all this healthy eating we are doing around here. I’m trying them soon!


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    Julia {The Roasted Root} — November 16, 2012 @ 4:07 pm

    I looooooooooooooooooove candied nuts! Lately, I’ve been eating a lot of unhealthy foods, Natalie…..you’d shake your head, it’s been ugly.. so I have put myself back on the healthy treat train (starting about the time that I saw this post) and salty, sweet nutty natural treats are a great way of weeing myself off of the processed stuff. My mom would also love these pecans. Very festive and smart! :)


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    Rachel Cooks — November 19, 2012 @ 9:42 am

    OH these pecans look SO dangerous! I could eat them by the handful.


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    Sonia! The Healthy Foodie — November 20, 2012 @ 7:25 am

    Your pecans… they look so sinful! Never mind making the salad or ice cream… they would make a handful of air! ;)
    That being said, that salad looks fab too! Gorgeous pic! Mouthwatering, to say the least…


  14. #
    Kim Bee — November 24, 2012 @ 3:09 pm

    Love these far too much. The pecans and the salad you put them in are gorgeous.


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    Mindy O — December 4, 2012 @ 10:46 am

    Oh my. These were SO delicious and easy! Pecans are my favorite and I have a whole costco sized bag in my pantry. This could be very very bad!


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    Rebecca — December 16, 2012 @ 5:47 pm

    Can NOT wait to try these! Yum!


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    MidnightCosmostar Blog — December 21, 2012 @ 2:15 am

    Howdy, you have such a fantastic domain, it was impossible not to comment on it! And I got a question for you. Is it a paid blog theme which you purchase or you used a default one?


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    Danielle — June 4, 2013 @ 6:56 am

    I made these last week for a salad (one of yours I think) and they are SO good!! I can’t stop making them.


    • Natalie Perry replied: — June 10th, 2013 @ 9:21 pm

      I know, right? SO addictive. I think sometimes that I make the salad so I can justify making those pecans, too. Glad you liked them!

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