Pumpkin Pie Spice & Brown Sugar Nuts

Last fall I had pinned a recipe for pumpkin pie spiced and sugared nuts, but I never got around to making them…. like many other pinned recipes! Let me tell you, I don’t know what I was waiting for! This recipe was quick and easy to make. The best part is that they were oh my delish! I literally couldn’t stop eating them. If you love pumpkin and brown sugar flavors, you are definitely going to love these!

Pumpkin Pie Spice and Sugared Nuts

The recipe is from Joyful Homemaking. I pretty much followed Margo’s recipe, but I doubled it because I needed more than what the recipe called for. Also, I used three types of nuts instead of two.

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Nuts Ingredients

Here are the ingredients I used:

1 Cup Raw Almonds

1 Cup Raw Cashews

2 Cups Raw Pecan Halves

1/2 Cup Brown Sugar

2 1/2 Teaspoons Pumpkin Pie Spice

4 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter

4 Tablespoons Water

1/2 to 3/4 Teaspoon Salt

 Pumpkin Pie Spiced & Sugared Nuts Recipe

Margo instructs to toast the nuts in a dry pan over medium low heat for 5 minutes. Since I doubled the recipe, I toasted mine for a couple minutes longer continuously stirring so not to burn the nuts and to allow for rotation of the nuts. After they were done toasting, I poured the nuts in a foil lined cookie tray.

Next I placed the rest of my ingredients in the hot pan. Stir the ingredients together until thickened; about 3-4 minutes. In the picture, mine wasn’t thickened yet; I only paused to take a picture for you guys. I probably should have taken a picture when it was thickened..ha! Basically, this is what it looked like after about 2 minutes.

Once the glaze is thickened, return the nuts back to the pan and stir until the nuts are well coated.

Then pour the nuts in the foil lined cookie tray spreading them out and allow them to cool.

Pumpkin Pie Spiced & Brown Sugar Mixed Nuts

Nuts are done and ready to be enjoyed! Eat them alone. Add them to ice cream… vanilla for me please! Sprinkle them on top of a slice of warm apple pie or apple crisp {with ice cream too!}. Or even add them to a salad… a harvest salad with apples or bartlett pears. And like Margo said, they are so good they are not easy to stop eating, and you just may not want to share them either. But I did decide to share them… and I did make a cute container for them to go into. Be sure to come back for the next post to see how I packaged the nuts.

Now go make some pumpkin pie spiced nuts and eat away!


  1. September 16, 2013  11:22 pm by Salwa Reply

    OMGSH YOU'VE DISCLOSED THE SECRET RECIPE! These were sooooo amazing!!!! I usually don't get as lucky with recipe I try on pinterest. :(

  2. September 17, 2013  8:45 am by ColleenB. Reply

    Those look Fantastic and what a great little gift item to put in a gift basket. I know what some of my neighbors will be receiving this holiday season; nuts for my nutty neighbors :}
    Thank you

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  4. September 21, 2013  12:29 pm by Linda @ Mixed Kreations Reply

    Oh I bet these are so good. I love pumpkin spice. Whenever my husband and I go to the trade day and smell the cinnamon nuts we can never pass them up. I bet these are even better. Thank you for sharing! Pinned!!!

  5. September 26, 2013  8:34 am by nestofbliss Reply

    I favourited this recipe! I'm so excited to make this.. would be a great gift for family too! <3

  6. September 29, 2013  11:23 am by Kelley Reply

    YUM! These look delicious! Perfect for fall!

    Thanks for linking up to Life of the Party! Im going to share this in a Halloween roundup today!

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