Baked Pecans, Georgia Style

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • Yield:

    1 pound


Appears in

Craig Claiborne's Southern Cooking

Craig Claiborne's Southern Cooking

By Craig Claiborne

Published 1987

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  • 1 pound unbroken pecan halves
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • Salt to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 225 degrees.
  2. Arrange the nuts over the bottom of a roasting pan large enough to hold them in one layer.
  3. Cut the butter into small pieces and scatter it over the pecans. Bake 45 minutes to 1½ hours, shaking the pan often and stirring the nuts about every 10 minutes.
  4. After 45 minutes, test the nuts. Break a pecan meat in half: If it is white in the center, continue cooking. Cook until broken nut meats are light brown all the way through.
  5. Scoop the nuts into a brown paper bag. Add salt to taste and shake well to coat.