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         Kentucky Derby Dates

Spicy Pecans
Soak pitted Deglet Noor Dates in Kentucky Bourbon overnight. Place a spicy pecan in the center. Roll in granulated sugar and store.
Pecan halves
4 cups
Unsalted butter, melted
6 Tbs.
Pasilla powder
4 tsp
Packed brown sugar
1/2 cup


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Toss pecans and butter in a large bowl until coated
3. Sprinkle chile powder over the nuts and toss
4. Add sugar
5. Use fingers to keep sugar from lumping
6. Dump onto sheet pan, bake for 20 minutes
7. Store in an airtight container
YIELD: 50 Servings: 1 sheet pan