Chef Jamie's Maple Roasted Pecans

November 30, 2012

Irresistible any time of the year but especially ideal for holiday entertaining

Chef Jamie says: These spiced nuts are irresistible any time of the year but especially ideal for holiday entertaining.
This recipe makes 7 cups.

Prep Time: 15 minutes. Cook Time:  15 minutes
7 cups pecan halves
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons kosher salt
2 teaspoons Chef Jamie's Brown Sugar & Cracked Pepper Spice Rub  (available at Bristol Farms Stores) (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Spread the pecans in an even layer on a baking sheet and bake them until lightly toasted, about 10 minutes.  
Toss the nuts once during baking for even color.

Combine the maple syrup and the corn syrup in a pot large enough to hold the nuts.  
Bring the mixture to a simmer, then add the toasted pecans.  
Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the nuts have absorbed most of the syrup, about 10 minutes.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the chili powder, cumin, salt and Chef Jamie's Brown Sugar & Cracked Pepper Spice Rub.  
Add the nuts and toss to coat.  Pour the nuts onto a baking sheet, lined with parchment paper or a silpat mat, to cool.  
Store the nuts in an airtight container until ready to serve.

Jamie Gwen is a Celebrity Chef, Certified Sommelier, Lifestyle Expert and four-time Cookbook Author.For the past 13 years, she has brought the best to radio with her weekly Live Radio Show filled with delicious conversation, heard every Sunday from 8:00am to 10:00am on KFWB News Talk 980 in Southern California and heard worldwide on iTunes and the Internet.

Jamie can also be heard on Martha Stewart Living Radio on Sirius/XM and she can be seen stirring up something delicious on television shows and in print nationwide.

Jamie’s most recent cookbook entitled “Good Food For Good Times 2” is now available as an eBook and has been featured on Emeril Live, Martha Stewart and QVC. She is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America and her website,, is a scrumptious resource for food lovers everywhere.