Glaze toasted almonds in a quick caramel-like mixture of cinnamon, black pepper, cayenne, brown sugar, and a splash of bourbon

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Brie Passano

Recipe Summary

hands-on:
20 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
Yield:
1 1/3 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Line a shallow baking pan with foil; grease foil.

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  • In a medium saucepan combine brown sugar and bourbon. Bring to boiling over medium-high, stirring to dissolve sugar. Stir in almonds. Reduce heat to medium; cook 4 minutes or until syrup thickens slightly, stirring often. Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon each salt and black pepper, the cinnamon, and cayenne. (Mixture will be foamy.) Cook 7 minutes more or until syrup thickens and coats nuts, stirring frequently.

  • Spread nuts in a single layer in prepared pan. Let cool completely. Break apart. Store in an airtight container up to 1 week. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts

225 calories; fat 12g; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 23g; mono fat 8g; poly fat 3g; insoluble fiber 3g; sugars 19g; protein 5g; vitamin a 17.6IU; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.3mg; niacin equivalents 0.9mg; folate 10.8mcg; sodium 99mg; potassium 203mg; calcium 82mg; iron 1.1mg.
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