Maple Pecans

Just Like Tita's


When I was a kid, my aunt Tita Cing, made jars of candied pecans around the holidays and I went nuts for them (buddum bum!). They were addictive. She made a simple syrup out of sugar and water to make her candied nuts. I decided to mimic Tita’s pecans using maple syrup. So easy, and I think she’d be impressed, God rest her soul.

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Maple Pecans

recipe from Lisa Rice's Kitchen Plantastic


1 cup raw pecan halves

1/8-1/4 cup pure maple syrup

pinch or two of salt

optional: sprinkle of cinnamon


Heat a wide non-stick skillet to medium high heat. Toast the pecans stirring often until fragrant. Add the maple and stir frequently with a wooden spoon or spatula until all the liquid is absorbed and the nuts are crystalized. Sprinkle with salt and cinnamon. Spread on a plate or baking sheet to cool and harden. Store in an air tight container.

Lisa Rice

Sr. Health Mentor & Director of Content and Promotion