I love to caramelize nuts. Caramelizing is such an absolutely simple, fast, clean process that gives you so many options. I think that many people do not know how easy it is or do not have in mind the infinite number of uses that can be given to caramelized nuts. So today I remind you 𝐂Ó𝐌𝐎 𝐇𝐀𝐂𝐄𝐑 𝐍𝐔𝐄𝐂𝐄𝐒 𝐂𝐀𝐑𝐀𝐌𝐄𝐋𝐈𝐙𝐀𝐃𝐀𝐒:

  1. Put an iron skillet on the fire.
  2. Put a few handfuls of California walnuts (that are of quality, which shows in the result!).
  3. Add a few tablespoons of sugar (a couple tablespoons for every handful of nuts you've put in).
  4. Let the sugar begin to melt and see stirring the pan so that the nuts are impregnated with the caramel that is being made. Let them dance!
  5. Remove them after a few minutes. Yes, very few... after 3 minutes of being there you will see that they are caramelized. Remember that caramel can burn quickly, so don't get confused and remove them as soon as you see that they are sticky and the caramel is hard (you will see that it crystallizes quickly, especially if you stir them a bit with a spoon).

Note: You already have some delicious caramelized nuts ( you can do it with cashews, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts ... Whatever you want!).

How to make caramelized walnuts

Uses for caramelized walnuts

If you are wondering how to use caramelized walnuts, I hope to inspire you with these proposals:

  • Use them as is for a snack (at home they will adore them), either in an aperitif or in a dessert with coffee;
  • Without a doubt, you should add them to your salads, they go perfectly with green salads with goat or sheep cheese, with apples and other fruits (I invite you to prepare this one ); as well as in pasta salads, rice or legumes.
  • When you make melted cheese in the oven, in a cheese maker , you can add nuts or other caramelized fruits... They taste fabulous!
  • For a vinaigrette, you will see that something chopped and with Modena or honey vinaigrettes are great.
  • To accompany a fish or also with roasted meats.
  • To accompany roasted fruit, such as apple and roasted pears -with caramelized nuts they are a luxurious breakfast or dessert.
  • To make sweets (from muffins and cookies to biscuits, either in fillings or to decorate them). Also in the porridge it is very good.
  • To make ice cream (at least you must use them in the traditional vanilla ice cream that is so well known).

Caramelized nuts and fruits have a large number of applications. How do you enjoy them?

About the Skillet Pan

You know I said before that making the nuts was easy and clean? Making them in an iron skillet is super simple, because the sugar heats up quickly and you get the sugar in a few seconds... but then you put it in water for a moment and, since you can easily rub it with a sponge, you remove the remains of the sugar that They dissolve quickly, in seconds.

If you are looking for more recipes in the Skillet pan, both on the stove and in the oven, I encourage you to see this other post .

Make Caramelized Nuts

Claudia Ferrer


Laila said:

En vez de nueces de Calofornia, creo q deberíamos de consumir las autóctonas. Son mucho más sanas y ricas y es mucho más sostenible!

Claudia said:

Qué alegría que te guste, Conchita! Claro que sí, verás qué de usos les das :) ¡Saludos!

Claudia said:

Hola Montse, qué buena propuesta! ciertamente se puede caramelizar con algo de agua y azúcar. A mi personalmente me gustan más duras y crujientes, y sin añadir agua el proceso es realmente rápido, pero seguro que habrá aquí personas que agradecerán mucho tu propuesta . ¡Gracias mil!

Conchita Tortosa said:

Me encanta, lo voy a hacer ya, me voy a comprar ya las nueces! Jajajaja

Montse Sabata Vidal said:

Por cada vaso de nueces, medio de agua y medio de azucar quedan blandas y caramelizadas, perfectas.

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