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Sweet & Savory Mixed Nuts

By Andrew Zimmern

If you like to entertain, you need this easy recipe in your back pocket during the holiday season. Put a bowl of these spiced nuts out for a snack, add them to an appetizer spread, a cheese and charcuterie board or your dessert table. You could even bag them up and pass them out as party favors or bring them as a host gift to your next dinner party.

Watch Andrew make this recipe:

Sweet & Savory Mixed Nuts

Servings: makes 3 cups


  • 3 cups mixed nuts (sliced almonds, pecans, macadamia, cashews, etc), toasted
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chile powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt


Melt the butter with the rum in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add the toasted nuts to the pan and cook over medium heat until the liquid is gone and the nuts are glassy.

Mix the curry powder, chile powder, cinnamon, cumin, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Dump the nuts into the spice bowl, and toss vigorously to evenly coat. Spread onto a cookie sheet to cool. Serve.

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