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Alton Brown's Spicy Pecans
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2-3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (depending on your heat preference)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried ground orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 pound pecan halves
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pats
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar (light or dark...it's up to you. I prefer dark.)
  • 3 tablespoons water
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