Thursday, August 23, 2012

Tasty Treat Thursday

Last week's attempt at making a treat was a disaster, so even though this is the second week my beautiful friend, Allie , has hosted her Tasty Treat Thursday link-up, this is my first time to join in. 

I'm bringing yall a super easy recipe from the Paula Dean Southern Cooking Bible that Brian got me for Christmas. It's Dr Pepper Pecans and if you start now, you'll have a yummy snack in less than 30 minutes. 
Here's what you need:
1 can Dr Pepper 
3 tbsp butter. You knew there was going to be butter as soon as I said Paula, right?
1 1/2 cups Pecans Get local if you can. I'm embarrassed as a Texan using these big-name Illinois pecans.
The ingredient line-up is always my favorite part of recipe tutorial posts.
I like to see the ingredients getting friendly right from the beginning.

 Preheat your oven to 350* and line a baking sheet with foil. Then put your Dr Pepper and butter into a pot together over medium-high heat and let them get all melted in together. Bring it to a boil and then let it keep on boiling for about 15 minutes. It says simmer which made me think I needed to turn the heat down to low, but it's better if you just leave it hot and let it go for a while. It'll reduce down and look something like this.
Yall really didn't need to see that picture, it just shows my damaged stove 
 Stir in your pecans and a Melissa-D'Arabian-sized-pinch of salt and let them cook in the sauce for a few minutes, maybe 5, until they get all sticky and glazed. Then dump them out on the cookie sheet, spread them out and pop them in the oven for about 10-15 minutes stirring and flipping them a little every 5 minutes or so. Remove to a plate and let them cool. They'll get crispy again once they're cooled off.
I liked the first batch so much that I made two more and took some to the ADPi house to share for Alumnae Skit Day and gave some to my father in law. 


Carrie said...

Yummy! These would be great for tailgating.

allie-mac-fallie said...

this sounds soo good! you are so funny with your picture captions-- hahah the first one made me laugh out loud!
The second one -- I didn't even notice your stove until you said something lol :)
Thanks for linking up!!! Sorry your post for last week was a bust ha!
OH- and I have been replying to your comments that you left me but you have a no-reply comment email on your blog :( SAD day! Go to your settings and add an email so you can actually receive all the replies i have been sending to "no one" ha