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I had the best salad this weekend.  It was baby lettuces, thin slices of apples, thin slices of red onion, goat cheese, and candied pecans with balsamic dressing.  Does anyone have a good r
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Candied Nuts (anyone have a good recipe?)

posted at 5/29/2012 5:41 PM EDT
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I had the best salad this weekend.  It was baby lettuces, thin slices of apples, thin slices of red onion, goat cheese, and candied pecans with balsamic dressing.  Does anyone have a good recipe for making candied nuts?  I'd really like to duplicate this salad!

Re: Candied Nuts (anyone have a good recipe?)

posted at 5/29/2012 6:55 PM EDT
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Hi  BARB C;
 GRANA  here;
 Sorry no help for that from me; I will be watching out for  posted  recipes/reply  so that Ican  try to duplicate  a similar  fave salads that uses them....also uses fresh strawberries, apple dice& goat cheese!,

Re: Candied Nuts (anyone have a good recipe?)

posted at 5/29/2012 10:28 PM EDT
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Recipe I've been using for almost 40 years .......
Sugar 'n Spice Nuts
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 1/2 cup nuts -- pecans or walnuts.
(I use pecan halves)
Combine everything - except nuts - in large saucepan.
Cook over low heat to 236 - 240* (soft ball stage)
Pour in nuts and stir until creamy. Pile onto waxed
paper and separate clumps with two forks.

I'm certain you could omit the cinnamon to have "plain" sugared nuts.
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MRS RICHERT'S SUGARED WALNUTS
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp grated orange peel
1/2 tsp cinnamon
6 Tbl milk
Boil to soft ball stage.  Add 1 tsp vanilla. Stir in walnuts.
Spoon clumps onto waxed paper.

Use as many walnuts as the liquid will hold.

Re: Candied Nuts (anyone have a good recipe?)

posted at 5/30/2012 12:18 AM EDT
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Barbara, I love Nancy's recipe and highly recommend it for your salad.

Re: Candied Nuts (anyone have a good recipe?)

posted at 5/30/2012 4:22 AM EDT
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In Response to Candied Nuts (anyone have a good recipe?):
I had the best salad this weekend.  It was baby lettuces, thin slices of apples, thin slices of red onion, goat cheese, and candied pecans with balsamic dressing.  Does anyone have a good recipe for making candied nuts?  I'd really like to duplicate this salad!
Posted by Barbara B



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posted at 5/30/2012 4:50 AM EDT
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In Response to Re: Candied Nuts (anyone have a good recipe?):
Barbara, I love Nancy's recipe and highly recommend it for your salad.
Posted by Verlee T


I agree, I have used the recipe on walnuts (my favorite)

Re: Candied Nuts (anyone have a good recipe?)

posted at 5/30/2012 7:55 AM EDT
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Laughing hee hee -- I love that recipe too.  It works like a charm and tastes even better.  I include it in piles of fudge, divinity, peanut brittle and other candies for fine Christmas gifts.
After Christmas I buy many of those very light weight metal platters when they are 75% off.  They are great for giving stuff the following year.

Re: Candied Nuts (anyone have a good recipe?)

posted at 5/30/2012 9:19 AM EDT
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   I was at the candy factory watching them make the peanut m&ms and it was cool.

Re: Candied Nuts (anyone have a good recipe?)

posted at 5/30/2012 10:01 AM EDT
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Sounds like a llot of trouble to make candied nuts

Re: Candied Nuts (anyone have a good recipe?)

posted at 5/30/2012 12:04 PM EDT
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candied cashews
take 1 cup sugar and boil in 1 cup water and boil till it dissolves well. add 1 cup whole or halved cashew and stir on flame until the sugar coats the nuts. cool on aluminium foil or plate.store in air tight containers.i use food colours like pink, green, red to have different colours in sugar syrup. they make a great party favour

Re: Candied Nuts (anyone have a good recipe?)

posted at 5/30/2012 1:30 PM EDT
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Thanks to everyone for the recipes!!! I can't wait to try them all!!!  I knew I could count on the VBB people to come us with ideas.  THANKS AGAIN!!!!

Re: Candied Nuts (anyone have a good recipe?)

posted at 5/30/2012 2:10 PM EDT
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Thanks to everyone fo the recipes. I have never made these but they sound really
like something I would like to make.

Re: Candied Nuts (anyone have a good recipe?)

posted at 5/30/2012 9:54 PM EDT
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GRANA  here;
 Thanks to Nancy, etc;
I'm delighted to have a recipe( several ) for this special added ngredient to several fave salads

Re: Candied Nuts (anyone have a good recipe?)

posted at 6/1/2012 3:02 PM EDT
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Fran -- LOL LOL LOL -- Right now I'm trying to make the recipe you posted.  Of course, I blame ME, not the recipe but, lol, I'm not having much luck.  
First I found the boiled butter, sugar and syrup mixture was very small to coat 1 1/2 cups pecan halves and it was SOOOOO stiff and sticky.
When I dumped the pecans onto the foil covered cookie sheet there was no way to separate them -- they were in tight, almost hard clumps.
I waited until they were almost cool enough to pull apart by hand.
Now they're  in the oven ........... How on earth do you stir them?

One thing -- they are so shiny and pretty -- much nicer than the sugared ones I always make.

Re: Candied Nuts (anyone have a good recipe?)

posted at 6/1/2012 4:28 PM EDT
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Amazing!!   Barbara, do try Fran M's recipe first.
It's 10 times more difficult and takes 10 times as long as mine but it's worth every effort. 
My sugar n' spice nuts make a very good candy.
Fran's recipe makes a great nut for a salad .... I am astonished at just how crisp and delicious they are. 
I used pecans and will soon try walnuts.
 

Fran - thank you for such a good recipe.

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posted at 6/8/2012 9:47 AM EDT
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I sent my "Fran pecans" and the recipe to a dear friend ... she and her family
 loved them and asked me to thank you Fran.

Re: Candied Nuts (anyone have a good recipe?)

posted at 6/14/2012 9:15 AM EDT
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I will try this this weekend.  I love a spinach salad with berries and nuts with a bit of feta or blue cheese.  I happen to have some pecans that I found in the freezer so this is perfect timing.

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posted at 6/14/2012 7:14 PM EDT
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I tried Fran's recipe yesterday, and yes it was a little harder than some, but the results were worth it.  The hour in the oven was the key.  Thanks Fran!!

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posted at 6/19/2012 3:51 PM EDT
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I want to say "Thank You" again to Fran.  This is such a special recipe and so much fun to serve.  We're having a wedding shower for a wonderful young woman .... I'm taking my usual American cheese sandwiches but I'm making Fran's pecans for the salad lady's speciality.

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