December 13, 2009

Holiday Cheer - Sugar and Spice Pecans

A quick and easy, delicious addition to a party. Or you can put them in a decorative container and give them as a gift.

Sugar and Spice Pecans


1 egg white
1 cup sugar
¾ tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp water
1 lb pecan halves


Beat egg white until frothy, but not stiff. Stir in sugar, salt, cinnamon and water. Add pecans and stir until all pecans are coated. Spread pecans on large cookie sheet. Bake at 200° for 45 minutes, stirring pecans every 15 minutes until dry and toasty. Be careful not to overcook and burn. Let cool and seal in airtight container.


Karen H in NC said...

Now these are something I could get into. In fact, I'd have to make 2 for me and one for the air-tight container! LOL

Judy said...

Those look delicious!! I am going to give this recipe to my husband. He just takes our pecans and adds the spices and puts them in the microwave. They are good, but these look like they would be even better:)

Born and raised in the South, the pecan is my favorite. I do have a taste for the black walnut. My mother was from Nebraska and her mother and sister would crack and shell a large coffee can for me every year and send them at Christmas for us. I love the strong distinctive taste they have.

Tina said...

lets see if i spell this right pistachios are my favorite especially the icecream could eat an entire carton by myself

Rita A. said...

I love pecans. These sound divine. Thanks for the recipe.

Cate Masters said...

Yum, those sound great.
I love most nuts, but I'm partial to almonds.
The Christmas anthology sounds wonderful! Congrats on its release.

Gwynlyn MacKenzie said...

Love nuts. I'm going to be giving these a try. Hubble's fave is cashews. I don't have one. Just love nuts! (Which explains Hubble, I guess. *G*)

LuAnn said...

A friend of mine makes a similar recipe each year for the holidays. They're wonderful!

Tiffany Green said...

This recipe looks so yummy! My favorite nut is the walnut.

Mary Ricksen said...

Hazelnuts, because they make great Italian wedding cookies. So light they melt in your mouth.
But this recipe, yummy!

Estella said...

I have eaten these. They are so good!

Margaret Tanner said...

Hi Anna Kathryn,
These sound absolutely yummy,but I would seriously ahve to make two batches at least.

Anna Kathryn Lanier said...

I can tall ya, I've been snacking on them since I made the batch up yesterday. They are good.

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J K Maze said...

My favorite nut is the cashew, but then I like almost all nuts. I'm going to try your recipe.

Joan K. Maze

Margo J said...

My favorite nut is the cashew; now only if they could manufacture a fat-free kind - I'd be in heaven! :)

Anonymous said...

Not a pecan fan. :-(
Hmm, I guess I can substitute peanuts though, right? Or does that ruin it somehow?

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