Monday, October 26, 2009

Twelve Weeks of Christmas

Twelve Weeks of Christmas

I am linking up again with the 12 weeks of Christmas meme with Red Writing

Here's one of my favorite things to make for Christmas. They make great gifts...especially for those hard to buy for guys in your life! Use canning jars decorated with holiday ribbon or buttons to make the gift extra special.

Caramelized Toasted Pecans:

1 1⁄2 cups pecan halves

1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar

3 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread pecans on cookie sheet or other baking pan and toast 5 minutes, stirring often. Combine brown sugar, butter, and maple syrup in medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook about 2 minutes, stirring often or until sugar dissolves. Add toasted nuts and stir until coated. Place on buttered foil and put back in oven for 1 to 2 minutes, or until sugar starts to bubble. Cool.


Heart2Heart said...

I make these every year along with so many other holiday treats. Not once did I ever think to place them in a jar and add a nice ribbon as a beautiful touch to giving them away.

Thanks for the great holiday gift giving tip!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Terri said...

I have GOT to try these!! What a great gift idea!!

Thanks Gina!

Red Writing said...

Yummy! I WILL make these, but I think I WILL NOT share them. I WILL make a cute jar tied with a ribbon, but I will set it in my kitchen window for me to eat.

Thanks for the recipe!

laterg8r said...

sounds super duper yummy :D

Jenny said...

Drooling, drooling, drooling here. These sound scrumptious! Thank you.

Carrie said...

These sound SOOOO good. I love pecans, so I'm sure I'd love this!

Jayne said...

Thanks for this great recipe! Pecans are on my radar this Christmas!
Jayne at mysongwithin