Spicy Pecans


1/3 cup sugar
¼ cup butter or margarine
¼ cup orange juice
1 ¼ teaspoons salt
1 ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ to ½ tsp grd red pepper
¼ teaspoon mace
1 lb pecans


Stir together first 7 ingredients in a heavy skillet over medium heat, stirring until butter melts and sugar dissolves.  Remove skillet from heat; add nuts and toss to coat.

Place pecans mixture in a single layer in an aluminum foil-lined 15 x 10 –inch jellyroll pan.

Bake at 250 for 1 hour, stiring every 15 minutes.  Cool in pan on a wire rack, separating pecans with a fork.  Store in air tight container.


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