Cinnamon-Apple Popcorn

2 c. chopped dried apples
10 c. popped popcorn
2 c. pecan halves
4 Tbsp. butter, melted
2 Tbsp. firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

Place apples in large shallow baking pan. Bake 20 minutes in preheated 250° oven. Remove pan from oven and stir in popcorn and pecans. In small bowl combine remaining ingredients. Drizzle butter mixture over popcorn mixture, stirring well. Bake 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. Pour onto waxed paper to cool. Store in airtight container. Makes about 1/4 cup.

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