For me, pecans are always synonymous with the holidays.
And, of course any time you have them, you're also likely to have that age-old discussion about how you *really* say pecan! I live in a house-divided: I say pick-KAHN. Mike says pee-CAN.
This isn't an old family recipe, rather one a friend passed along to me a few years back. It's a good one ... and the thing I like most about it: It's quick and easy!
1/2 cup confectioners sugar
3/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper (I usually add a bit more!)
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 cups pecans
Preheat oven to 350
Mix ingredients then add 4 teaspoons of water and mix.
Place nuts in single layer on parchment paper-lined cookie sheet
Bake 10-12 minutes