Wet Roasting Pecans
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Recipe Checklist:
  • 1 tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • 1 cup of Pecans (Whole and Shelled)
  • Salt to Taste
Tools & Equipment
  • Baking Sheet
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Oven Mitts
  • Measuring Cup
  • Measuring Spoons
Estimated Time
15 min
8 oz of Wet Roasted Pecans
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As you become comfortable with this basic recipe for Wet Roasted Pecans you can spice it up, literally by adding Spices or Herbs to your Salting Stage. You could also try to Dry Roast your Pecans for the general educational and the experience.

Wet Roasted Pecans don’t have a great shelf life. Stored in an airtight container and placed in a cold dark place for 2 weeks, or so. Pantries work, as well as refrigerators.

A final note, remember when working with Nuts, like Pecans, some of your diners or guests may be allergic. Communicate with them to prevent any accidents.


Preheat the oven to 350° F (177° F). If you did not purchase your Pecans out of the shell, remove the Nuts and set aside. Discard the shells.

With the Pecans shelled, place them in a mixing bowl and coat evenly with Vegetable Oil. Once coated, evenly spread the oiled Pecans on a sheet pan.


With the oven at temperature, place the pan of oiled Pecans into the oven. The whole roasting process will take about 5-10 minutes but we will want to stir them around at least once, usually at the midpoint of the roasting.

Assuming that your oven cook times are similar to our ovens; open the oven door at the 4 or 5 minute mark. Use oven mitts or kitchen towels to carefully slide the sheet pan toward you. Use caution and stir the Pecans around on the sheet pan so that they will roast evenly. Return the pan to the oven and close the door to allow the Pecans to finish roasting.

The ultimate goal is fragrant, lightly browned Pecans. We expect that the Pecans will be done in 10 minutes. Your oven may get the job done more quickly or more slowly. Over-cooking the Pecans is a mistake to be avoided and there will be Carry Over Cooking once you remove them from the oven.

Once the Pecans are roasted, remove the pan from the oven. Place the Wet Roasted Pecans onto the holding plate with the paper towel to cool. Sprinkle them with Salt to Taste and serve.