Serving Size  : 1                                           Preparation Time : 10 minutes


  • 1   cup                         sliced almonds or pecan halves
  • 1/4  cup                      sugar
  • 1/2  teaspoon            cayenne pepper

Put all ingredients in a 10″ skillet.  Using low heat and not stirring too often, cook until sugar caramelizes and nuts brown. Turn onto a cookie sheet, foil or parchment paper to cool. Break apart to use as a salad topping.

NOTES : If the sugar doesn’t quite caramelized, but the nuts are getting too brown for comfort, stop cooking and turn the nuts the nuts out of the pan. These nuts are still tasty in a salad even if the sugar hasn’t all melted.
I use these nuts in any salad that I’ve put fruit in, like the Pear and Feta Salad. It’s always a good idea to toss the salad and then put the nuts over the dressed greens.

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