Maple Candied Pecans
Makes 4 cups 0 minutes prep time / 35 minutes cook time / 35 minutes total time
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Servings Prep Time
4cups 0minutes
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Syrup Mixture:
  • 2/3cup pure maple syrup
  • 2tsp cinnamon
  • 1tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2tsp coarse salt
  • 1/4tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4tsp cayenne pepperor to taste
  • 1/4tsp maple extract (optional but amazing!)
  • 4cups pecan halvesabout 20 oz
  • 1/3cup Water
Sugar Finish Mixture (optional)
  • 1/2cup white sugar
  • 1/2cup brown sugar
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  1. Combine Syrup Mixture ingredients in the Instant Pot. Using the display panel select the SAUTE function and adjust to MORE or HIGH.
  2. Add pecans and cook and stir constantly for 5 minutes, or until pecans are tender.
  3. Add water to the pot and stir to combine.
  4. Turn the pot off by selecting CANCEL, then secure the lid, making sure the vent is closed.
  5. Using the display panel select the MANUAL or PRESSURE COOK function*. Use the +/- keys and program the Instant Pot for 8 minutes.
  6. When the time is up, quick-release the pressure, then stir to combine.
  7. Using a slotted spoon, carefully remove pecans to parchment-lined baking sheet in a single layer.
  8. Bake at 300 degrees for 10 minutes, then stir. Bake an additional 5 minutes, watching carefully for signs of burning.
  9. (Optional) Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes, then mix Sugar Mixture ingredients in a gallon bag and add pecans, shaking to coat.
  10. Spread pecans evenly on parchment and allow to cool before packaging.
Recipe Notes

*The MANUAL and PRESSURE COOK buttons are interchangeable.