Thanksgiving Triple Shot

bourbon pecans

Pecans + Bourbon + Cayenne Pepper + Sugar + Angostura Bitters = 2-Hand Feeding Frenzy

Lori, you’ve gone and done it again.  Amazing. Thank you.

Recipe below.

Bourbon Pecans

½ c. top-quality bourbon
1 lb. pecan halves
1 tblsp. corn oil
1 tblsp. Worcestershire sauce
½ tsp. angostura bitters
½ c. sugar
1 tsp. ground cumin
½ tsp. cayenne pepper, or more to taste
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. black pepper

Set the oven at 325 degrees. In a small saucepan, simmer the bourbon over medium heat until it is reduced by a quarter. Blanch the pecans in boiling water for 1 minute. Drain them.

In a large bowl, combine the bourbon, oil, Worcestershire, bitters and sugar. Add the hot pecans and toss well. Let them stand for 10 minutes.

Spread the pecans in one layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake them for 30-40 minutes (I do 30 min.), turning them every 10 minutes, or until they are crisp and the liquid has evaporated. Transfer to a large clean bowl.

In a small bowl, combine the cumin, cayenne, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle the spices onto the nuts, toss well, and serve.


  1. This looks so yummy I’d wish I had four hands.


  2. Oh, I want some of these. 🙂


  3. Looks really good!


  4. YUM!!!


  5. Yum!!! Who needs hands?


  6. Oh YUM!!!


  7. Yup – another Lori home run!!! And the crowd goes wild!!!


  8. yep, more math i can agree with. these sound amazing.


  9. So glad that you enjoyed them, DK. They’re a holiday staple around here. 😉 I didn’t create the recipe, but I’m sure glad I found it all those years ago.


  10. Peggy Farrell Schroeder says:

    You find the best recipes and the timing couldn’t be better! Thanks, Dave.


  11. Michael Zahaby says:

    Sir, you are full service. Luscious recipes too



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