On the 2nd Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me: Candied Pecans

On the 2nd Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me:  Candied Pecans

You can "candy" walnuts or almonds, too actually.  These are always hard to pass up when you smell them roasting at a fair or festival that sells them.  These are great for topping a salad or just serving in a bowl on an appetizer table. If you buy the nuts at Aldi or GFS  or a bulk grocery store they might be a little cheaper. Of course, you can adjust the sweetness if you wish and you can also experiment with a teaspoon of cayenne pepper or any spice mix for a different flavor.

 

Ingredients:

- 1 egg white

- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

- 1/4 cup brown sugar

- 1/2 cup white sugar

- 2 tbsp cinnamon

- 1 tsp nutmeg

- 1 tsp salt

- 4-5 cups pecans

Steps:

  1.  Preheat the oven to 300.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2.  In a medium bowl, whisk the egg white until foamy.
  3.  Add the vanilla, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt, and mix well.
  4.  Add the pecans and mix well, making sure the pecans are well coated.
  5.  Using a fork, transfer the pecans to the baking sheet.  Make sure the pecans are separated and not too clumped.
  6.  Bake the pecans for about 25 minutes, or until golden brown.
  7.  Allow the pecans to cool completely.

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