Sugared Pecans and Walnuts
1 pound pecans or walnut pieces
1/2 cup unsalted butter - melted
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
Preheat slow cooker on high for 15 minutes.
First, in preheated slow cooker stir the walnuts (or pecans) and butter until mixed well. Add the powdered sugar, stirring to coat evenly. Cover and slow-cook on HIGH for 15 minutes.
Reduce the heat to LOW and slow cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the nuts are coated with a crisp glaze (should be about 2 hours). Transfer the nuts to a bowl. In another small bowl, combine the spices and sift them over the nuts, stirring to coat evenly. Let cool before serving.