Mildred’s Orange Pecans

Here’s a really quick and easy — and delicious — snack. I love these. The best part about them: pecans and orange juice. Healthy, or what? It’s so quick and easy, it’s one of the recipes on my Alligator Sandwiches recipe page. I call these recipes Alligator Sandwiches after the joke: “Waiter, bring me an alligator sandwich, and make it snappy.”

This recipe was cut from the newspaper by my dearest friend in my new hometown, Mildred Kepner O’Bannon, and passed on to me. My late grandfather loved them. I make them every year in memory of both of them — and because these are absolutely delicious!

  • 4 cups pecans
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp orange zest or grated rind

Bring sugar and juice to a boil; add salt and rind. Add pecans. Boil till liquid is absorbed. Cool on waxed paper, separating kernels.

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I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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  1. Dan Antion

    December 27, 2017 at 3:48pm

    WordPress is bring cranky again, but I to like this.

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      Marian Allen

      December 27, 2017 at 3:54pm

      December is almost over, so the WordPress snow will stop, and maybe Likes will resume.

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      • Dan Antion

        December 27, 2017 at 4:01pm

        Ha. Maybe that’s it

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