Tools

  • Wax paper
  • Large pot
  • Wooden spoon for mixing

Ingredients

  • 4-5 cups pecans, halved
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • Zest from 1 orange

Instructions

  • Lay a large area of wax paper out on your counter.
  • Cook sugar, orange juice, and orange zest in a large pot over medium heat until sugar is fully dissolved.
  • Fill a glass with cold water and drop a small amount of the mixture into the glass. It will clump together and readily form a ball in your fingers. This is how you tell if it is the correct temperature. If it does not clump, cook a little longer.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add pecans to mixture and gently mix and fold until the the mixture cools and the pecans start looking cloudy. This could take up to ten minutes.
  • Pour and separate pecans onto the wax paper on your counter.
  • Wait until they are dry before placing into a container for storage. This will only take about ten more minutes.
Enjoy!

The Ag Wife
My great grandmother’s original recipe.

5 thoughts on “Orange Pecans

  1. Josy, this sounds delicious, and another way to prepare fun things like Sugared ginger, or lemon peels, or orange zest. I hate throwing out food that is still good to eat. Love seeing the handwriting of your great-grandmother! Aunt Mary

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