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Test Kitchen Approved

Chinese Five Spice Pecans

Recipe By Denise Rich


4 servings

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cooking Time

25 Minutes

Recipe By Denise Rich

These are great for a cheese platter, scattered over a salad or as a topping for pumpkin pie or cheesecake. Make a double batch and give as holiday gifts.

Recipe Notes

For a slightly different flavor direction, try Garam Masala or Mt. Baker Chai Spice Seasoning in place of Chinese Five Spice.


Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Spiced Vanilla Bean Sugar

    We took our Vanilla Bean Sugar and blended it with spices like cinnamon and allspice to create an aromatic, sweet-spiced version of this classic fa...

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  • Fine Pink Himalayan Sea Salt

    This pink salt is believed to be quite possibly the most ancient of all sea salts. Dried up ancient oceans have left salt beds hundreds of feet dee...

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  • Fine Black Malabar Pepper

    Malabar black peppercorns are named for the region from which they are harvested, the Malabar Coast of India. These peppercorns have a bold and wel...

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  • Chinese Five Spice

    This classic spice blend from China is believed to be the first barbecue rub and is traditionally used in Peking duck. It's combined heating and co...

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 2 large baking sheets with 1 Tbsp. butter each. Melt remaining 1/4 cup butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add sugar, water, salt, pepper and Chinese Five Spice. Stir until sugar dissolves. Add nuts and cook until syrup thickly coats nuts, stirring frequently, about 5 min. Transfer nuts to prepared baking sheets. Bake until golden, about 10 min. Cool on baking sheets. Break apart and store in an airtight container at room temperature.