Rating: 4 stars
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

A scrumptious concoction of candied walnuts, incorporating cream sherry, orange zest and brown sugar. These freeze well.

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prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
30
Yield:
5 cups
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.

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  • Place the brown sugar, white sugar, salt, sherry, orange zest, and orange extract into a heavy saucepan, and stir until well combined. Bring to a boil over medium-low heat, stirring constantly; boil for 1 minute. Stir in the butter. Remove from heat, and stir in the walnut halves to coat with syrup.

  • Spread the candied walnut halves out onto the prepared baking sheet, and allow to cool thoroughly, at least 1 hour. Break into bite-size chunks to serve.

Nutrition Facts

181 calories; protein 3.1g; carbohydrates 13.4g; fat 13.8g; cholesterol 2mg; sodium 46.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2010
Thanks for your ratings and reviews everyone! Just for some additional info/help these are not glazed walnuts -- they are supposed to be sort of crystalized. I think adding another cup or so of nuts would be a great way to use up the excess sugar mixture and using all zest and no extract is another good idea for a subtler taste. Thank you for trying these out; I'm glad you've enjoyed them! Read More
(13)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/10/2019
I've not made this, but the picture is of pecans, although recipe says it's walnuts. Did the nuts get changed in recipe or in the title? Read More
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
12/13/2010
Thanks for your ratings and reviews everyone! Just for some additional info/help these are not glazed walnuts -- they are supposed to be sort of crystalized. I think adding another cup or so of nuts would be a great way to use up the excess sugar mixture and using all zest and no extract is another good idea for a subtler taste. Thank you for trying these out; I'm glad you've enjoyed them! Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2010
Another "different" treat. Was easy to make and very well received at our holiday party. Had requests for recipe which is always a good sign. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2010
Made this for Thanksgiving and they were a hit at both family dinners. The only complaint I have is that they are sugary (sandy texture) rather than glazed. I will play with it a bit to see if I can change that for Christmas. Also there is a lot of syrup and nuts that were wasted after cooling because there was a slushy "cluster" left because of excess syrup. I ended up throwing it and the nuts encased in it out. I had added an extra handful of nuts prior to cooling because there was so much excess syrup but it could really could have stood another cup or two. I will try that as well to avoid throwing any of it away. Read More
(10)
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Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2010
Really good flavor but they sugar crystalized. I omitted the orange extract and used the zest a whole orange. They went well with pear & gorgonzola salad. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2012
I used pecans because that's what I had on hand. I hand-squeezed the juice from 2 California Cuties (Mandarins) in place of the extract letting some pulp fall in to the nuts. I threw them in a 350degree oven for 1 minutes to crisp them up. Taste great!! I will add them to sauteed green beans. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2016
These are SO yummy! It took mine a lot longer than an hour for the glaze to set but the orange flavor is SO good and so worth the wait! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/10/2019
I've not made this, but the picture is of pecans, although recipe says it's walnuts. Did the nuts get changed in recipe or in the title? Read More