Sunday, February 1, 2009

Glazed Sesame Almonds

This recipe is from my friend Monique who says the recipe is courtesy of Canadian Living Holiday Baking.

They are soo good! I love to make up batches package in pretty jars or covered candy dishes as little gifts. If your family and friends like almonds, I think you will love these as much as we do.

With great thanks to Monique for sharing the recipe.

Glazed Sesame Almonds

3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup water
3 cups whole unblanched almonds
2 Tablespoons sesame seeds
1-1/2 teaspoons sea salt
1/4 teaspoon each cayenne pepper and ground ginger


Line rimmed baking sheet with foil; grease and set aside.

In saucepan, bring sugar and water to boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

Stir in almonds; let stand, stirring often, for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, in bowl, stir together sesame seeds, salt, cayenne pepper and ginger.

Using slotted spoon, spoon almonds into bowl; toss to coat. Discard sugar mixture. Spread nut mixture on prepared pan; roast in 350°F oven, stirring once, until caramel color, about 20 minutes.

Let cool in pan on rack.

If made ahead: Store in airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 1 month.)