These delectable pecans are wonderful for any party or gathering where drinks are served. Made with browned butter and brown sugar, they are a wonderful compliment to bourbon-based cocktails, such as the Mint Julep. Long after the Kentucky Derby is over, you can make these nuts and package them in mason jars for edible gifts!
Brown Sugar + Brown Butter Derby Pecans
- 10 oz of halved pecans
- 4 tbsp of butter
- 4 tbsp of brown sugar
- Rosemary chopped and leaves for garnishing
- Sea salt
Preheat the oven to 250. Spread the pecan halves on a large baking sheet. Bake them for 15 minutes.
When there are 5 minutes to go, brown your butter. Cook butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Once butter is melted it will foam up a bit, then subside. Keep stirring, a few minutes later the butter will be light brown and then will turn into a deeper brown color, you should be smelling the butter at this point. Takes about 2-4 minutes. Remove pan from heat immediately.
Take pecans out of oven and put into saucepan, add brown sugar and rosemary, stir. Once incorporated, arrange pecans back onto baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Take out of oven and sprinkle with sea salt. Serve warm or store in an airtight container for a future party.