Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas Sweets: Sugar & Spice Pecans

This recipe always gets raves from my neighbors. The secret to it is the salt and periodic stirring as the pecans bake. Even when I make a large batch, I run out!


2 lbs of pecans (32 ounces)

2 egg whites

1 cup sugar

1 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

dash of cayenne pepper (optional)

Beat egg whites to a light froth. In a large bowl, mix with pecans and toss to coat. Mix sugar, salt, and spices separately and pour over pecans, tossing again to distribute evenly over the nuts. Place in a single layer on a parchment paper-covered cookie sheet (I divide the mixture between two sheets). Bake at 225 degrees for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Allow to cool completely and store in an airtight container.


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Old School Acres said...

I will have to try these for my husband. Do you have a recipe for chocolate amaretto pecans?

Midwest Mom said...

I don't, but they sound delicious. I'll have to get to work in the kitchen experimenting. I'll be sure to post if I come up with something yummy.

Thanks for visiting!