You may remember that in this post I suggested that everyone should have an “in house” recipe for flavored nuts. I have finally found my favorite nut recipe that will be on my appetizer table all through the holidays. It will also be in cellophane bags as gifts to friends and neighbors for Christmas. It doesn’t hurt that the recipe came from David Lebovist via Susan Herrmann Loomis of On Rue Tatin fame.
This is a recipe that requires your complete attention from the very start. You cannot leave the almonds alone in the pan until they are done. Susan has a very complete detailed description of how you should caramelize them, so I will not include the recipe here. I found that it was very easy to follow her directions with pictures of each step. You can go to her post here.
These nuts keep in a covered container for up to two weeks and freeze well. I feel secure that I will have them available for both planned and unplanned get togethers. You need to make these candied spiced nuts this holiday season. You will not be disappointed. The recipe calls for piment d’espelette. I used crushed red pepper flakes. Would love to hear from you if you make them. They are addictive.