Sunday, December 19, 2010

Gingered Nuts

From a good friend of the Ovenell Family, Debbie Sutherland.

1 lb. unsalted mixed nuts
3/4 c. minced candied ginger
1/4 t. cayenne pepper
2 t. coarse salt
1/4 t. pepper
2 T. sesame seeds
1/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. water


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, combine all but the sugar and water.  Bring sugar and water to a boil in a small saucepan, and stir occasionally, about 3 minutes.  Pour syrup over nut mixture.  Bake in a single layer on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet until nuts are golden brown, about 15-20 minutes.  Cool.