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Appetizers, Desserts

Spiced Walnuts

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Total time: 20 minutes | Makes 2 1/2 cups
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups walnut halves or large pieces

Step 1Grease a baking sheet and set aside.

Step 2Bring 1 cup of sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves and 1/2 cup of water to a boil in a non-aluminum or heavy saucepan.

Step 3 Cook until a candy thermometer inserted in the mixture reaches 236 degrees. Remove the pan from the heat and add 2 cups of walnut halves or large pieces. Stir until the mixture is creamy and the nuts are well-coated.

Step 4Turn the nuts onto a greased baking sheet and separate using 2 forks.

Note: From Eloise Tolar, Ontario.
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