Notes on Nut Weights and Toasting Time

Shelled nut equivalencies in 1 lb (16 oz)

  • Almonds          3 cups halves or 4 cups slivered (1 cup weighs 5 oz)
  • Cashews          3 cups (1 cup weighs 5.3 oz)
  • Hazelnuts        3.5 cups (1 cup weighs 4.5 oz)
  • Pecans           4 cups of halves (1 cup weighs 4 oz)
  • Pine Nuts        3 cups (1 cup weighs 5.3 oz)
  • Walnuts          3.5 cups of halves (1 cup weighs 4.5 oz)

Adapted from http://www.seasonalrecipes.com/season/nuts.php

Time Chart for Toasting Nuts
Note: Buy cashews already roasted.

Heat oven to 350F. Place raw nuts on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for…

  • Almonds       12 to 15 minutes
  • Hazelnuts     12 to 15 minutes
  • Pecans        10 to 12 minutes
  • Pine Nuts     10 to 12 minutes
  • Walnuts       10 to 12 minutes

Adapted from the book Party Nuts! by Sally Sampson (Hardcover – Nov 25, 2002). http://www.amazon.com/Party-Nuts-Recipes-Sensational-Gathering/dp/1558322434

Saucepan method:

Place nuts in a heavy, ungreased skillet. Stir often over medium heat until golden brown.

Adapted from http://homecooking.about.com/cs/atozfoodindex/ht/toast_almonds.htm

Advertisements