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Chipotle Chile Candied Pecans

These candied pecans are flat-out decadent and irresistible. Sweet, spicy, with a hint of salt, these meringue-sugar-crusted pecans are divine eaten out of hand with a tumbler of bourbon or Scotch. However, a handful of these nuts tossed into a mesclun salad along with sweetened dried cranberries and crumbled blue cheese is the perfect starter to a holiday meal. This recipe can easily be doubled; use two baking sheets with a stick of butter melted on each, and whip the double batch of meringue in a stand mixer or large mixing bowl.


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  • Unsalted Butter - 4 oz
  • Chipotle Chili Powder - 1/8 oz
  • Light Brown Sugar - 7⅞ oz
  • Vanilla Extract - 1/8 oz
  • Egg white - 2⅛ oz
  • Salt - 0.06 oz
  • Pecan - 15⅞ oz


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