Sunday, December 6, 2009

Sugar Glazed Almonds

Why is it that we only make tons of baked goods and candies at Christmas time? Sure, we think of then at the other holidays too, but for the most part at Christmas we make triple the amount. Don't get me wrong, I love it! I have made these for years. They are simple, and you can change up the flavor..add some orange zest, add some cinnamon or even rose water. Or just leave them plain and they taste like a honey roasted peanut, only in almond form.

Would someone please take them away from me, I can't stop eating them!!

Sugar Glazed Almonds

1/2 cup water
1 cup sugar
2 cups whole almonds

Set aside an ungreased baking sheet. In a heavy 2-quart skillet, combine water and sugar. Place over high heat and stir with a wooden spoon until mixture comes to a boil. Add almonds and stir continuously. Reduce heat to medium and stir almonds until mixture foams and turns to sugar. (This takes about 10-15 minutes.) Continue stirring as almonds become coated with sugar; sugar will begin to remelt and caramelize on the almonds. Remove from heat and turn out onto baking sheet. Using 2 forks, separate almonds into single nuts. Cool.

Variations:
For Glazed Orange-add 2 Tbsp grated orange zest at the beginning of cooking.
For Cinnamon-Add 1/4 tsp cinnamon at the beginning of cooking.
For Rose Water-At the end of cooking, sprinkle nuts with 2 tsp rose water and stir well.

9 comments:

Barbara Bakes said...

These always smell so irresistible when I walk past the cart in the mall. Didn't know they were so easy!

Megan said...

Can you join Sugar Glazed Almond eaters Anonymous? Because those things are addicting! And I just so happen to have a bag of almonds in the pantry.

The Blonde Duck said...

I'll have to make those at my in-laws. Otherwise, I'll eat them all.

jose manuel said...

Muy ricas. Gracias.

Valerie said...

Looks so good! You can eat them as a treat alone or as a topping on so many things. Yummy!

Wonder Woman said...

These really are the best treat. He-man is a total addict.

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

I love these!! And they have never-ending possibilities of usage, that's if you're left with any!

Ingrid said...

Oh, to be on the recieving end of some of those delish almonds! I love candied, glazed, "whatever you want to call them" almonds (nuts)! Bet you could do this with any nuts and I love the idea of orange! Oh, yes!
~ingrid

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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Sugar Glazed Almonds

Why is it that we only make tons of baked goods and candies at Christmas time? Sure, we think of then at the other holidays too, but for the most part at Christmas we make triple the amount. Don't get me wrong, I love it! I have made these for years. They are simple, and you can change up the flavor..add some orange zest, add some cinnamon or even rose water. Or just leave them plain and they taste like a honey roasted peanut, only in almond form.

Would someone please take them away from me, I can't stop eating them!!

Sugar Glazed Almonds

1/2 cup water
1 cup sugar
2 cups whole almonds

Set aside an ungreased baking sheet. In a heavy 2-quart skillet, combine water and sugar. Place over high heat and stir with a wooden spoon until mixture comes to a boil. Add almonds and stir continuously. Reduce heat to medium and stir almonds until mixture foams and turns to sugar. (This takes about 10-15 minutes.) Continue stirring as almonds become coated with sugar; sugar will begin to remelt and caramelize on the almonds. Remove from heat and turn out onto baking sheet. Using 2 forks, separate almonds into single nuts. Cool.

Variations:
For Glazed Orange-add 2 Tbsp grated orange zest at the beginning of cooking.
For Cinnamon-Add 1/4 tsp cinnamon at the beginning of cooking.
For Rose Water-At the end of cooking, sprinkle nuts with 2 tsp rose water and stir well.

9 comments:

Barbara Bakes said...

These always smell so irresistible when I walk past the cart in the mall. Didn't know they were so easy!

Megan said...

Can you join Sugar Glazed Almond eaters Anonymous? Because those things are addicting! And I just so happen to have a bag of almonds in the pantry.

The Blonde Duck said...

I'll have to make those at my in-laws. Otherwise, I'll eat them all.

jose manuel said...

Muy ricas. Gracias.

Valerie said...

Looks so good! You can eat them as a treat alone or as a topping on so many things. Yummy!

Wonder Woman said...

These really are the best treat. He-man is a total addict.

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

I love these!! And they have never-ending possibilities of usage, that's if you're left with any!

Ingrid said...

Oh, to be on the recieving end of some of those delish almonds! I love candied, glazed, "whatever you want to call them" almonds (nuts)! Bet you could do this with any nuts and I love the idea of orange! Oh, yes!
~ingrid

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