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Estonian Honey Spice Nuts

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2010-03-16 Appetizer
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Make your own spiced almonds with this simple recipe--just cook nuts in honey, mix with sugar and spices, then bake until crisp.

  • Servings: 8

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp Granulated Sugar
2 tsp Coarse Salt
2 tsp Ground Cardamom
½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
½ tsp Ground Ginger
¼ cup Honey
2 cups Raw Whole Blanched Almonds

Directions:

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Stir together sugar, salt, cardamom, cinnamon and ginger in a small bowl then set aside. Pour honey into a large heavy skillet and bring to a boil over high heat. Add almonds and cook, stirring constantly, until most of the honey has been absorbed by the almonds, and it is a deep amber color, 2-3 minutes. Remove almonds from heat to a mixing bowl. Add a small amount of sugar mixture into almonds and toss gently. Add remaining sugar, a little at a time, and toss gently until all of sugar mixture has been used. Transfer almonds to prepared baking sheet and spread in a single layer, separating nuts with a fork or hands. Set aside to cool before serving.

Helpful Tips:

Everyone loves these nuts. They are fun party munchies. Cardamom can be bought in bulk stores in small packets, so it is not as expensive as buying a whole jar. The almonds can also be bought in bulk, and as we know, buying in bulk is definitely the Budget Diva way to go.