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Sweet and Spicy Pecans

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These spiced nuts disappear like magic at parties

These spiced nuts disappear like magic at parties

Whip the egg whites to be nice and fluffy

Whip the egg whites to be nice and fluffy

My mom first found this one.  If you have been to a party at my house, you have probably had these.  I love them.  They are the perfect sweet/spicy mix, they use no oil to make them (just egg whites!!), can be made ahead of time and store well.  Great for this time of year when you need to bring something with you to a party.  And they disappear immediately.  Maybe because they are as addictive as crack.  I always double the recipe.  Always.

1 large egg white (2 tablespoons)
½ c sugar
2 T sweet paprika
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 to 2 tsp cayenne pepper, to taste (I go light on this one)
½ tsp kosher salt
2 c raw pecan halves

Add spices and seasonings

Add spices and seasonings

Preheat oven to 250*.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Place the egg white in a large stainless steel

Whip up to keep eggs somewhat fluffy

Whip up to keep eggs somewhat fluffy

bowl and whisk until frothy.  Whisk in the sugar, paprika, Worcestershire, cayenne and salt.  Add the pecans and toss until completely coated.

Transfer the pecans to the prepared sheet and arrange in a single layer.  Place in the oven & cook, stirring every 15 minutes, until lightly colored and dried out, about 1-1.25 hours.

Remove from the over, while it is still very

Stir in nuts

Stir in nuts

warm, loosen the nuts with a metal spatula (if not, when it is cool, you’ll have to crack them apart), and set aside to cool before serving.  Picture from after baking.

Before they go in the oven

Before they go in the oven

Prep pictures shows a double-batch.  I can’t recommend strongly enough doubling the recipe.

Single batch makes 2 cups.

After they come out of the oven

After they come out of the oven

 

 

 

 

 

 

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