Glazed Sesame Almonds

Author: Canadian Living

Crunchy coated almonds are extra nutty with the sesame seeds. You can also use this coating on pecans, walnuts and cashews. Offer a jar of these nuts as a hostess present.

  • Portion size 750 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: January 2003

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cups water
  • 3 cups whole unblanched almonds
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 1/2 sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon each cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon each ground ginger

Method

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 on prepared pan; roast in 350°F (180°C) oven, stirring once, until caramel colour, about 20 minutes. Let cool on pan on rack. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 1 month.)

Nutritional facts <b>Per 1/4 cup (50 mL):</b> about

  • Sodium 292 mg
  • Protein 7 g
  • Calories 266.0
  • Total fat 19 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 20 g

%RDI

  • Iron 10.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 10.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 9.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 0.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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