Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Candied Pecans

These candied pecans are so simple and are awesome by themselves or as a garnish. I have made candied nuts in the microwave before (ugh, I know what you are thinking) and was disappointed to say the least. This recipe calls for an egg white which allows the sugar mixture to stick really well to the nut and makes for the crunchiest candied pecan with plenty of sugar in each bite! Just how we like them around here.

Make sure you buy a little better quality pecans. I have made this a few times and the times in which I used more expensive nuts were the times Danny and I popped them like popcorn. As a garnish, I like to put them on top of Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake

Candied Pecans
(adapted from recipe at


  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 pound pecan halves
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  1. Easy as pie! Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Mix egg white and water in bowl. Add pecans and stir to coat. Add the sugars, salt, and cinnamon and mix until evenly coated.
  2. Spread pecan mixture on nonstick or lightly greased cookie sheet. Cook for 1 hour (seems long but so worth it!) giving the nuts a stir every 15 minutes. Eat them hot or let them cool and enjoy! :)
feeding Beary his first candied pecan
going in for a smooch
there she goes
I hope you all have a relaxing Thanksgiving filled with people you love! We are heading down to San Luis Obispo to spend time with my grandparents. We are looking forward to some good food and family :)

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