Toasted Pecans

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Most recipes for cheese balls and cheese logs call for rolling the finished product in toasted pecans. What is a good way to toast the nuts? —B.B., Birchwood, TennesseeWhile you can toast chopped nuts in the microwave or in a dry skillet on your stovetop, I think it’s easiest to toast them in the oven. Simply spread them in a baking pan and bake at 350° until golden brown, stirring often. Generally, nuts will be toasted in 6-10 minutes. Timing will depend on how finely the nuts are chopped and the thickness of your baking pan.

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