It’s time to thaw out those frozen pecans you’ve been hording in your freezer all winter. Wait. What? You mean to tell me that you didn’t stock up for the seasons? Wow you were unprepared! Just kidding, but seriously Torani’s Candied Pecans are simply scrumptious! Now is also a great time to perfect Grandma’s Pecan Pie recipe! Go ahead and indulge in a handful of pecans because they contain antioxidants and plant sterols which help reduce high cholesterol by reducing the "bad" LDL cholesterol levels.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has acknowledged this and related research and approved the following qualified health claim: "Scientific evidence suggests, but does not prove, that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, such as pecans, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease."
So however you say it, enjoy them and their flavor!
Torani Candied Pecans: 1/2 cup Torani Caramel syrup, 1 egg, separated, 3/4 cup sugar, 1 tsp. salt, 3 cups pecans (or walnuts, or a mixture of both)
Preheat oven to 250F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium sized bowl, whisk egg white (save yolk for another use or discard) until light in color and foamy - about 2 minutes. Add Torani syrup, sugar and salt and continue to whisk until well mixed. Stir in nuts and mix until they are evenly coated.
Spread nuts in a single layer on parchment-lined baking sheet. Place baking sheet in the oven. Using a spatula, stir nuts twice during cooking time to allow the nuts to have an even candied coating. Bake until nuts are a very light golden, and all of the liquid has dried - about 45 minutes. Let cool completely and store in an airtight container.
Makes 3 cups.
Butter Pecan Latte
12oz.: 3/4oz. Torani Butter Pecan Syrup (3 Pumps), 6oz. Milk, 1 Shot Espresso
16oz.: 1oz. Torani Butter Pecan Syrup (4 Pumps), 8oz. Milk, 2 Shots Espresso
20oz.: 1 1/4oz. Torani Butter Pecan Syrup (5 Pumps), 10oz. Milk, 3 Shots Espresso
**Steam Torani and Milk, Add espresso to appropriate sized glass and pour flavored mlk over, topping with a layer of foam. Dust with cocoa powder or cinnamon if desired.
***For iced lattes, combine Torani and milk in appropriate sized glass filled with ice, stir well and pour espresso (preferably chilled) over.