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Old 10-17-2008, 09:51 AM
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SPICED HOLIDAY NUTS


Ingredients

2 cups walnut halves
1 cup peeled hazelnuts
1 cup whole unsalted cashews
1 cup whole pecan halves
3 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon ground anise
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon coarse black pepper
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg, eyeball it
1 cup smoked almonds (recommended: Diamond Smokehouse almonds)

Directions

Heat a large skillet and cook nuts over moderate heat 7 to 8 minutes until golden and well toasted your nose will know when they are done.

Transfer nuts to a plate and return pan to stove top. Add butter to the pan in small pieces. Melt butter and spice it with anise, cinnamon, pepper and nutmeg. Let butter infuse a minute then pour over nuts. Turn off heat.

Add smoked nuts to the skillet and turn to combine evenly with butter.
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