Smoky Candied Cider Walnuts

Smoky Candied Walnuts make a great host/hostess gift! Pack in a recycled jar with no print on the lid. Wrap it in a ribbon or whatever. Slide it into a gift bag with a thank you note in advance!

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SMOKY CANDIED CIDER WALNUTS

Everyone will be impressed by these delectable smoky sweet nut meats!  Perfect topper or snack. You’ll want to triple or quadruple this recipe!

Makes 1 cup


1/3 c. apple cider

1/3 c. dark brown sugar

1/4 t. pink Himalaya salt

sev. twists fresh black pepper grind

light sprinkling powdered ginger


a few drops liquid smoke

1 c. walnut halves


1 lg. scoop granulated sugar


In medium skillet, over med.-low heat combine cider, brown sugar, pink salt, black pepper and ginger. Stir well and reduce by about 1/3rd.

Add liquid smoke and walnuts. Stir well to coat evenly, then let the liquid cook down, while stirring often.

When liquid evaporates and walnuts are still moving about loosely in a minimal amount of syrup, remove pan immediately from heat.

When walnuts are at room temperature and skillet is at most lukewarm, add  a large scoop of granulated sugar…

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