For holiday entertaining, it's always good to have a few classic recipes in your back pocket. Especially when those recipes are easy and make a big impact on your holiday table.
We partnered up with Maggie Washo and Chef Lynn Michelle for some holiday recipes and tips featured in CB2/CH2. These dishes are simple and easy to make, with not too many ingredients. They make wonderful appetizers for your holiday table and can be doubled or tripled if you’re feeding a herd.
Today, we're sharing Ina's Chipotle & Rosemary Roasted Nuts. Stay tuned for the other recipes!
Ina Garten’s Chipotle and Rosemary Roasted Nuts
3 cups whole roasted unsalted cashews (14 oz.)
2 cups whole walnut halves (7 oz.)
2 cups whole pecan halves (7 oz.)
1/2 cup whole almonds (3 oz.)
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
2 teaspoons ground chipotle powder
4 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary leaves, divided
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Brush a sheet pan generously with vegetable oil. Combine the cashews, walnuts, pecans, almonds, 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, the maple syrup, brown sugar, orange juice, and chipotle powder on the sheet pan. Toss to coat the nuts evenly. Add 2 tablespoons of the rosemary and 2 teaspoons of salt and toss again.
Spread the nuts in one layer. Roast the nuts for 25 minutes, stirring twice with a large metal spatula, until the nuts are glazed and golden brown. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with 2 more teaspoons of salt and the remaining 2 tablespoons of rosemary. Toss well and set aside at room temperature, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking as they cool. Taste for seasoning. Serve warm or cool completely and store in airtight containers at room temperature.
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