Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour
Easy - for beginners
This will be the most appreciated Christmas gift ever! Mix up pounds of these one afternoon and package in tins for a thoughtful, delicious gift that will be enjoyed by all!
Heat the oven to 250 degrees. While the oven is preheating, melt butter in a large baking dish (a lasagne pan is good but bigger is better) in the oven.
When the butter is melted, stir in Worcestershire sauce. Add 1.5 pounds of pecan halves and stir well, until all pecans are coated in the liquid. Pieces would work too but aren’t nearly so nice to look at. Place in the oven and stir every fifteen minutes; it should take an hour for the nuts to absorb all the liquid.
Spread the nuts on paper towels to drain and dry. Sprinkle with salt and cayenne to taste. I’ve found the nuts can stand a fair amount of both. Once they’re cooler and dry to the touch, store them in ziploc bags or plastic storage containers with tight lids.