Rosemary and Spiced Nuts

11 Dec

These are no doubt THE BEST EVER spiced nuts I’ve tasted! The recipe comes from one of my most beloved friends, Dene Rosemeyer, who is an AWESOME home chef. They are a perfect, savory nibble with a glass of wine or for a scrumptious homemade gift (as well as a practical one if traveling).


  • 2 1/2 Cups Raw Mixed Nuts
  • 2 Tbs Olive Oil
  • 1 1/2 Tbs Finely Chopped Fresh Rosemary
  • 1 Tbs Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Ground Cumin (Toasted)
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/4 Tsp Cayenne Pepper


  • Preheat oven to 300 (°F) degrees.
  • Place nuts in a bowl.
  • Pour the oil into a small, heavy sauce pan and warm over medium-low heat until warm.
  • Add Rosemary, stir until the mixture is aromatic (1 minute).
  • Pour flavored oil over nuts.
  • Add Sugar, Cumin, Salt, Black Pepper and Cayenne. Stir to coat evenly.
  • Transfer to baking pan. Bake, stirring occasionally, until nuts are toasted, about 20 minutes.
  • Remove and let cool completely. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days.

Makes 2 1/2 cups.


4 Responses to “Rosemary and Spiced Nuts”

  1. Wendy Weaver December 11, 2011 at 10:25 am #

    I love Dene too! I’ll make these for our Holiday Party and tell Dene stories!! Thanks Kim

    • Kim December 11, 2011 at 10:53 am #

      Hi Wendy, she is the best, isn’t she?! Have a wonderful Christmas! Kim

  2. Dene December 11, 2011 at 12:30 pm #

    Thank you for your wonderfully kind comments. I’m glad you enjoyed them and posted the recipe to your blog to share with others. For several years, I have sent in small, individual bags for everyone (25-30) at Larry’s work and always make enought to give to all family members. I think I bought 20 pounds of nuts this year and thank goodness my Rosemary is alive and well.
    Thanks again for your sweet words and I love you too. Dene

    • Kim December 11, 2011 at 1:32 pm #

      Thank YOU for sharing it! I suspect it will need to become a pantry staple for us. 😉

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