Every Zingerman’s employee smiles when we make these. The smell coming out of our kitchen is enough: toasting pecans mixed with cloves, allspice and caramelizing sugar. The crew stop in their tracks, inhale greedily and check with Chef Anthony. "Any extra?” If they're lucky they head out with a handful.
The smell you'll get when you open your tin may provoke the same reaction, so get ready. Whole pecans toasted with butter, lots of freshly ground Tellicherry black pepper, Jamaican allspice, ground ginger, cloves and more. The nuts cluster together in little caramelly-spicy handfuls, making it way too easy to eat too many.
Spiced pecans have been a holiday tradition around many a home (including my own) for many a year. Now, to amp the holiday cheer, we have our classic spiced pecans packaged in a festive, wintry-themed tin.