Sugared Pecans

Sugared Pecans
Yield: 3-1/2 cups Prep 15 mins Cook 8 mins


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 3 cups pecan halves
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Make It

1. Stir together the sugar, cinnamon, cream of tartar and boiling water in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture comes to boiling; continue to boil until the mixture registers 240 degrees F (soft-ball stage) on a candy thermometer, about 8 minutes total.

2. Remove saucepan from heat. Stir in pecans. Let cool a few minutes. Add vanilla and stir until pecans are evenly coated. Pour pecans onto sheet of waxed paper. Separate the nuts with 2 forks. Let cool.