Mimi's Toasted Pecans

These toasted pecans are a favorite every time I make them. They are so simple--only 3 ingredients, but they take a simple nut and make it taste amazing. My grandmother, Mimi, gave me this recipe years ago. She made them for us every Christmas, but if my Dad got to them first, he always hid them away from us kids. Rather than hide them, I just make twice as many as I think I will need. Here's all you need to make them:

  • 6 C pecan halves
  • 1 stick butter
  • kosher salt

Preheat the oven to 250. Put the stick of butter on a jellyroll pan and put the pan in the oven. When the butter is melted, remove the pan from the oven and spread the pecans evenly, coating them with the butter. Now put he pecans back in the oven for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, stir the pecans around. Continue to bake the pecans for 2 more hours, stirring every 30 minutes.  

After you remove the pecans from the oven, sprinkle them generously with Kosher salt then let them cool. That's it!