Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sweet Spiced Pecans, among other things...

Today in our gift making class we made these delicious pecans (an ideal Texas gift by the way to send to relatives who don't live deep in the heart of Texas where pecan trees abound), also peppermint and sweet orange bath salts, and some fun playdough for good measure. Here's the recipe for the pecans... so easy to make, and delicious. A good sweet treat for youngsters, because if they're going to eat the sugar, at least they'll be ingesting a little protein, too. And put these on a salad for some real good eatin'.
1 lb. pecan halves
1 egg white
1 tbsp. water
1 c. sugar
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
Beat egg white and water until frothy, not stiff. Stir in sugar, salt and cinnamon. Add pecans, stir well until pecans are completely coated. Spread nuts on large baking sheet. Bake at 200 degrees for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from oven when "dry" and toasty. When cool, store in airtight container.
Pecans SHOULD be refrigerated or frozen (up to 2 years) in order to keep their freshness.


Erika said...

Hi Kami,
I just found this recipe online and I made it! The pecans turned out great and I am bringing them to my family for Thanksgiving.

Thank you.
Erika Carlson
(Boston, MA)

Kami said...

awesome, Erika! Glad they turned out well!