Candied Spiced Almonds

November 4th, 2014

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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.

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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.

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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.

8 responses to “Candied Spiced Almonds”

  1. Monique says:

    I have a few of these recipes..will compare..:)

    It looks good and will save..Thanks!

  2. Very sophisticated “in house” almonds Penny. They will make lovely gifts as well as I know all of your guests will appreciate them as a nibble with a glass of vino or bubbly. Yes, it doesn’t take but a moment for nuts to get away from you. I know 🙂

  3. Penny @ The Comforts of Home says:

    I know for a fact they are delicious! Thank you Penny again for that lovely lunch at your house that included these delicious almonds in the salad! Have a safe trip home’xoxo

  4. I bet they are addictive. They are so festive and would be perfect to munch on with a glass of wine. Love the suggestion to use them in a salad.

  5. I made these years ago to use on a cake. You are right…you can’t step away for even a second.

  6. cheri says:

    Hi Penny, these nuts sound delicious, can’t get enough recipes like this for the holidays.

  7. Susan says:

    I love recipes like this for the holiday season! I am definitely going to follow the link to the recipe 🙂 Thanks, Penny, they look wonderful.

  8. David says:

    I do love these nuts.

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