Friday, March 29, 2013

Sweet and Spicy Pecans

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.

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