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                                SPICED NUTS
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Microwave
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      1/2   c            Dark brn. sugar -- firmly pkd.
      1/2   ts           -Salt
      1/2   ts           Ground cinnamon
      1/4   ts           Ground allspice
      1/8   ts           Ground nutmeg
      1/8   ts           Ground cloves
    1 1/2   tb           -Water
    1 1/2   c            Pecan halves -- walnut halves;
                         Cashews or a combination
 
    1. In a deep, 2-quart, heat-resistant, non-metallic casserole, combine
   first 7 ingredients (I use a 2 quart Pyrex mixing bowl).
    2. Heat, uncovered, in Microwave Oven 1 1/2 minutes; stir occasionally.
    3. Add 1/2 cup nuts at a time to syrup mixture. Stir until well coated.
   With a slotted spoon lift out nuts; drain extra syrup. Place nuts in a
   shallow, 1 1/2-quart, heat-resistant, non-metalic baking dish (I use
   Corning Ware). Repeat with remaining nuts.
    4. Heat coated nuts, uncovered, in Microwave Oven 5 minutes or until syrup
   begins to harden slightly.
    5. Transfer nuts to wax paper and allow to cool and harden.
    This is a family favorite and so easy to make. I always use pecans. For
   years I have filled some type of small container and given for gifts.
    Source: Sharp Microwave Oven Cook Book.
   
      Joyce Burton, Prodigy Food & Wine Board
  
 
 
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