Salted Pecans - serves 24
4 ounces (1/2 cup) salted butter
6 cups pecan halves
2 teaspoons table salt
Preheat oven to 250F. Place butter in a rimmed baking sheet and place in oven until melted. Add pecans to the pan, and toss with melted butter. Sprinkle with 1 tsp salt; toss to coat. Repeat. Bake until deeply toasted, about 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes. Transfer to a pan lined with paper towels to cool completely. Store in airtight container for up to 3 weeks.
I like to wrap this gift in vintage bowls that I've picked up from vintage shops over the year using cello, a festive ribbon and topped with a serving spoon.
Mason jars and boxes work just as well. The key is to use what is handy and keep it easy. Making a few of these ahead of time, reduces a lot of stress during the busy holiday season!
Until next time,
la chasse au bonheur