Spiced Nuts and Pepitas

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Photo by Philip Friedman; Styling by Colleen Riley
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  • Serves 8 (Makes 3 cups)
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Heat oven to 350º F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment.

Combine the maple syrup, sugar, and butter in a medium pot. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Add the pepitas, pecans, walnuts, cayenne, and ¼ teaspoon salt. Simmer, stirring, until thickened, 2 to 4 minutes.

Transfer the nuts and liquid to the prepared baking sheet and spread in a single layer. Bake, stirring once, until the nuts are golden and sugar is crystallized, 7 to 10 minutes. Stir once more, then let cool; break into clumps.

Ingredients

  1. Check 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  2. Check 3 tablespoons sugar
  3. Check 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  4. Check 1/2 cup raw pepitas
  5. Check 3/4 cups raw pecans
  6. Check 3/4 cup raw walnuts
  7. Check 1/2 to 1 teaspoon teaspoon cayenne pepper
  8. Check Kosher salt

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350º F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment.
  2. Combine the maple syrup, sugar, and butter in a medium pot. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Add the pepitas, pecans, walnuts, cayenne, and ¼ teaspoon salt. Simmer, stirring, until thickened, 2 to 4 minutes.
  3. Transfer the nuts and liquid to the prepared baking sheet and spread in a single layer. Bake, stirring once, until the nuts are golden and sugar is crystallized, 7 to 10 minutes. Stir once more, then let cool; break into clumps.