Spicy Maple Walnuts, Almonds, Pecans and Pistachios

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Recipe — Spicy Maple Walnuts, Almonds, Pecans and Pistachios
4 portions
Metric Imperial


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 pinch of Basque chilli pepper (or Cayenne pepper)
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup (preferably very dark syrup for its strong flavour)
  • 2 cups walnuts, almonds, pecans, pistachios
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 ˚C (350 ˚F).
  2. In a casserole, melt butter.
  3. Remove from heat and add spices and maple syrup. Mix well.
  4. Add nuts and coat them well in the spiced butter.
  5. Spread the nuts on a cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes (or until they turn a golden colour). Leave the oven door partially open during baking.
  6. Season with salt.
  7. Transfer the nuts into a large bowl and serve while they are still warm.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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More about Maple

Maple syrup comes in four classifications, according to colour and taste.

At the start of sugaring season, syrup is generally clear, with a lightly sweet taste. It becomes darker and caramelized as the season goes on.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

100% pure maple butter contains no butter or dairy.

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree… and that’s all.