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Orange Chipotle-Spiced Pecan Mix

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr, Jan Gautro, Leigh Ann Ross
Yield 2 1/2 cups (serving size: 2 tablespoons)
Prepare a batch of this smoky-sweet mix to have on hand when visitors drop by. Or pack them into handsome jars to give as gifts.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon grated orange rind
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle chile pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries

Nutrition Information

  • calories 91
  • caloriesfromfat 76 %
  • fat 7.7 g
  • satfat 0.7 g
  • monofat 4.6 g
  • polyfat 2.4 g
  • protein 1.2 g
  • carbohydrate 4.8 g
  • fiber 0.8 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.3 mg
  • sodium 98 mg
  • calcium 1 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 225°.

  2. Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium bowl; stir with a whisk. Stir in pecans. Combine sugar, salt, and pepper. Add to pecan mixture; toss well. Spread mixture in a single layer on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 225° for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Remove from oven; cool completely. Stir in cranberries.

  3. Note: Store in an airtight container for up to one week.