My family’s tradition of Spiced Sugared Pecans is the perfect sweet and crunchy treat, or edible gift, for the holiday season!
Spiced Sugared Pecans:
Every year around this time, the house smells delicious! Between the Spiced Sugared Pecans and our family’s favorite holiday cookie – Ginger Crinkles – you can definitely tell it’s the holiday season. This easy-to-make recipe is a yearly tradition around Christmas. My mom got this recipe a few years ago, and we have been making it ever since.
I usually make more than one batch at a time – sometimes 2-3 batches total. This recipe is easily doubled or tripled, you just need to ensure you have the oven space to cook the nuts. For 2-3 batches, either split the nuts between 2-half sheet pans with sides, or on a larger 2/3rd or full-size sheet pan with sides. We love these nuts, so a single batch doesn’t last very long. The whole family snacks on them throughout the holiday season, or however long they last.
Edible Gifting Options:
As long as the recipient does not have an allergy, I love giving edible gifts for the holidays. Whether it is homemade cookies, spiced pecans, or pumpkin butter, the edible gift options are endless. Mason jars are among my favorite vessel for packaging. They keep the nuts airtight and a festive ribbon tied around the lid looks great.
Spiced Sugared Pecans
- 1 pound pecan halves
- 1 egg white
- 1 tablespoon water
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Heat oven to 250°F. Butter a half sheet pan and set aside. In a small bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon and salt, set aside
- In large bowl, whip the egg white and water until foamy. Add in pecans and stir to coat completely. Pour sugar mixture over nuts and toss to coat completely. Spread evenly on sheet pan
- Bake for 1 hour, or until nuts are completely dry, tossing every 15 minutes to ensure doneness. Let cool and store in an airtight container.
Welcome to #ChristmasSweetsWeek 2020! Co-hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures! What better way to celebrate the holidays than with food and fun? 21 bloggers from around the country have come together to share some of their favorite sweet Christmas recipes!! Deck the halls and get ready for very merry sweet treats, like fudge, cookies, Christmas morning breakfasts, layer cakes, cocoa, and more! Follow along on social media with our #ChristmasSweetsWeek hashtag. Happy Holidays!
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