• 8 ounces (about 2 cups) pecans
  • 1 teaspoon dried ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons mixed-color (white and black) sesame seeds


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Place the pecans in a medium bowl.
  4. Add dried ginger, salt, and pepper.
  5. Toss well to combine.
  6. Drizzle maple syrup, and stir.
  7. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, then spread evenly across the baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes, pulling them out and stirring them up to ensure they don't burn.
  9. Let cool on stove, and then serve in a small bowl