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Sherried Orange Walnuts Recipe

Sherried Orange Walnuts

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

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Original recipe makes 5 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    1 hr 25 mins


  1. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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Nov 22, 2010

Thank you. I made them as a test before Thanksgiving. Their wonderful and will make them for the BIG day

Dec 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!


7 Ratings

Dec 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.

Nov 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.

Nov 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.

Jan 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.


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  • Calories
  • 181 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.4 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 13.8 g
  • 21%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 47 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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