Monday, November 19, 2012

Sugar Coated Pecans

 Hi everyone, hope you are all ready for the big eating feast that is coming soon, I know I'm ready!!

Today I thought I would share a recipe with you that I found over on Allrecipes.com back in 2006.  The first time I made these, I knew that this recipe was a keeper.  In fact, one year I made some of these for a party and I had to hide them from my daughter, because she would have eaten the whole pound of pecans by herself!  See the pecans in the picture above?  Those are some of the BEST pecans that you can buy and sadly you can only get them only once a year.  They are packaged freshly picked by this company and I've only been able to get them when someone is having a fund raising event.  So if you ever see these at this time of the year, stock up on them!!
Preheat your oven to 250 degrees.  First you need to add your water and vanilla, then separate one egg, using only the white portion, give the dog the yolk, he will thank you for that!  Then measure out your sugar, cinnamon and salt.  Mix together the sugar, cinnamon and salt; then whip together the egg white and water until frothy.
 Now take your pecans and add them to your egg white mixture, tossing until all of the pecans are covered.
 Now add your cinnamon/sugar mixture, stirring until pecans are coated.
 Now spread out the pecans on a greased baking sheet or use a Silpat like I did.
 Put into your preheated oven, and bake for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
After the pecans are done, remove from oven and let cool.  DO NOT eat when they are hot/warm as they will not taste good at all.  Let them cool thoroughly before eating.  Store in an air tight container, or hide them all for yourself!

Seriously, these are so good, that it is hard to stop eating them.  My daughter calls them "crack"!

Sugar Coated Pecans

1 egg white
2 teaspoons water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 pound shelled pecan halves
1 cup white sugar (can use Splenda)
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 250 degrees.  Grease a 11" x 15" baking sheet with sides.  In a mixing bowl, whip together the egg white, vanilla and water; set aside.  In a smaller bowl, mix together sugar, salt and cinnamon.  Add pecans to egg white, stir to coat the pecans evenly.  Pour cinnamon/sugar mixture over the pecans, tossing to coat pecans evenly with mixture.  Spread the pecans on the prepared baking sheet.  Bake at 250 degrees for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes.  Cool.  Store in an air tight container.

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These are so good, I hope you give them a try!    Mary

1 comment:

Christie Daugherty said...

I cannot wait to make these!