sugared pecans

sugared pecans

 

LAWD almighty, welcome to my southern roots.  the south: where pecans reign supreme and sugar is the american dream!  seriously though, if you've never had sugared pecans, you're not living life.  make these.  eat them.  be fulfilled.

ingredients:

 

•   1 c brown sugar

•   1 tsp salt

•   1/2 tsp cinnamon

•   1/4 tsp allspice

•   1/4 tsp ground ginger

•   1/8 tsp cayenne pepper, or to taste

•   1 egg white

•   1 tbsp water

•   1 lb pecan halves

 

method:

 

1.     pre-heat oven to 250ºF.  prepare a baking sheet with lightly greased parchment paper.

 

2.     in a bowl, mix together brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, allspice, ground ginger and cayenne pepper.  set this sugar & spice mixture aside.

 

3.     in a large bowl, beat egg white and water until soft peaks form then fold in the pecans.  add the sugar & spice mixture and stir until all the pecans are well coated.

 

4.     spread the pecans onto the prepared baking sheet in one even layer.  bake at 250ºF for 1 hour, stirring every 15 min.

 

5.     allow to cool completely then store in an airtight container.  stored properly, they will last 30-40 days at room temp...if they last that long ;)  TIP:  spices can be adjusted to your taste.  try other seasonings like your favorite spice rub or add cocoa powder for a delicious "hot chocolate" twist!

 

 

published 3/10/17 
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