I love these little devils. They are out-of-this-world-good and are very addicting. I warn you now. And if you can stand to keep your mitt's off of them, they make a great little gift to give to your friends, coworkers, neighbors, etc. etc..
Sweet & Spicy Pecans
1 Pound Pecan Halves
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar, packed
1/4 Cup White Granulated Sugar
1 Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Cinnamon
1/4 Tsp Cayenne
1 TB Water
1 Egg White
Step 1: Preheat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Meanwhile, in small bowl, combine the brown sugar, white sugar, salt, cinnamon and cayenne. Blend well.
Step 2: In a separate bowl, whisk the egg white and water until well combined and frothy.
Step 3: Place pecans in a large bowl. Add the egg white/water and coat the pecans.
Step 4: Add the sugar/spice blend to the pecans. Stir well to coat the nuts.
Step 5: Grease a large cookie sheet and spread the pecans in an even layer.
Step 6: Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool completely before serving.
Please note - if you would like a less-spicy nut, decrease the amount of cayenne. Or, if you would like no-heat at all, omit the cayenne and you will have a just-as-delicious sweet, candied pecan.