Spiced Cider Glazed Nuts

Cider Glazed Nuts

I bet you can’t eat just one.

You may not know this about me, but I am a native of Cleveland, OH. This may seem like an odd thing to let you know, but it will be hard for you to understand just how good these nuts are until you know that I made them for the Ohio State v. Michigan game (Go Bucks!). I almost named them “victory nuts” in honor of the game.

This recipe has been evolving for some time, starting with a recipe for balsamic glazed walnuts that came out of Bon Appetite. The balsamic glazed nuts are very tasty, but as usual, I was looking for a little more flavor. This time of year is apple cider time, and that got me to thinking about mulled apple cider, which is where the inspiration for these came from. They are great with cocktails, or for mid-afternoon snacking. The added bonus of this recipe is that it is really easy to make and adapt to suit your particular taste.

Spiced Cider Glazed Nuts

2 tbs cider vinegar

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

1/4 tsp ground allspice

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp ground ginger

pinch of ground cloves

3 cups of nuts (I used walnuts here, but for thanksgiving I will do a mix of almonds, walnuts, cashews, and pecans, any of which will also work on their own.)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Either cover a rimmed cookie sheet with lightly oiled aluminum foil, or use a rimmed cookie sheet with a silpat. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar and vinegar and heat until sugar is dissolved and begins to bubble. Stir in spices. Add nuts and stir until the nuts are fairly evenly coated. Dump the nuts onto the baking sheet and use a spoon to spread them evenly. Bake for 10 minutes, stirring a few times during the baking process. Remove from oven and let cool. Break apart the nuts and store in an airtight container. They keep for at least a week, but they won’t last that long.Glazed Walnuts 2

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