Orange Glazed Pecans

  • 2 cups pecans halves
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest

Toast pecans in a 350-degree oven for 8 minutes.

In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar and orange juice.

Cook over medium-high heat, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reads soft-ball stage, 

236-degrees.

Remove from the heat; stir in pecans and orange zest

Beat mixture with a wooden spoon until it thickens and loses its gloss, about 2 minutes.

Drop pecan halves onto waxed paper to set.

When cool break apart.

Store in an airtight container.

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