Candied Walnuts

Appetizers, Soups and Salads

Candied Walnuts

Ingredients: 1 lb.                 walnuts, shelled 1 tbsp.             ground cinnamon 2 qts.               simple syrup (equal parts of sugar and water) 1 cup               turbinado or coarse grind sugar 1 tsp.               ground cayenne pepper (optional) 2 tbls.               salt


Servings: Serves 8

*can substitute any nut


DIRECTIONS: Mix cinnamon, cayenne, simple syrup and walnuts in a large sauce pan.  Bring to boil and boil for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Drain well and spread on oiled baking sheet.  Generously sprinkle with turbinado sugar.  Bake at 225 degrees F for 1.5 hours.  Stir.  Return to oven for 1 hour or until crisp.  Let cool in oven.  These will keep well in zipper plastic bags.