Sweet and Spicy Pecans

(1st Place – ’94 Texas Pecan Growers Conference)

2 cups pecan halves

2 T. butter, melted

1 T. sugar

1/2 tsp. ground cumin

1/2 tsp. chili powder

1/4 tsp. dried crushed red pepper

1/8 tsp. salt

Toss pecans in butter. Combine sugar and remaining ingredients; sprinkle over pecans, tossing to coat. Spread on a baking sheet; bake at 325 degrees for 12 – 15 minutes, stirring frequently. Cool. Yield 2 cups.