Holiday Spiced Nuts
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups mixed nuts such as walnuts, pecans, cashews, almonds, hazelnuts
Mix together cumin, cayenne, ground cinnamon, and salt. Set aside until later use.
Heat nuts in a dry skillet and cook, stirring frequently, until begin to toast, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside. Add the butter, sugar, water and spices to the hot skillet and cook, stirring, until a glaze forms, about 1 minute. Return the nuts to the skillet and toss to combine with the glaze. Cook for about 1 to 2 minutes, or until the nuts are glazed and golden brown.
Remove from the heat and transfer to a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil, separating with a fork. Let rest until cooled and the sugar has hardened, about 10 minutes. Store in an airtight container.