Submitted by Claire Horne, Education Department
Share the Wonder Recipe: Let’s Make Maple Sugared Walnuts!
6 cups walnut halves (about 1-¼ lbs)
½ cup maple sugar
1 TBS + 1-½ teaspoon coarse salt
½ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ cup brandy
2 TBS vanilla extract
1-⅓ cup maple syrup
2 TBS unsalted butter
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Spread walnuts in a single layer on a cookie sheet, toast in the oven stirring occasionally until fragrant, about 10 minutes.
- Combine maple sugar, salt, and cinnamon in a medium bowl, set aside. In a large deep skillet combine brandy, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook until liquid is reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Stir in nuts and continue cooking, stirring until skillet is almost dry, about 3 minutes more.
- Remove from heat immediately add sugar mixture to hot nut mixture, toss until well coated. Spread out coated nuts on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Let cool 6 hours or overnight.