Maple and Curry Spiced Nuts
Spiced nuts are the perfect accompaniment to cocktails and are easily prepared days in advance of your dinner or cocktail party. Here the maple syrup adds a subtle sweetness to offset the salt and spices.
- 2 Tbs. unsalted butter, melted
- 2 Tbs. maple syrup
- 2 tsp. sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
- 1 1/2 tsp. curry powder
- 1/2 tsp. ground cardamom
- 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
- 1 lb. (500 g) assorted raw nuts, such as almonds, pecans,
walnuts, pistachios and cashews
Preheat an oven to 350ºF (180ºF). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a small bowl, stir together the butter and maple syrup. In a separate small bowl, stir together the sugar, salt, curry, cardamom and cayenne.
Place the nuts in a large bowl. Pour the butter mixture over the nuts and toss until evenly coated. Sprinkle with the spice mixture and toss to coat.
Spread the nuts into an even layer on the prepared baking sheet. Bake until lightly browned, about 15 minutes. Let the nuts cool completely on the baking sheet before serving or storing in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Serves 6 to 8.
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