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Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro, Laura Zapalowski Photo by: Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro, Laura Zapalowski

Spiced Pecans

These pecans are the perfect appetizer or snack to enjoy during the holiday season.

Southern Living APRIL 2007

  • Yield: Makes about 5 cups (serving size: 2 tbsp.)
  • Cook time:20 Minutes
  • Prep time:10 Minutes
  • Cool:30 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 egg white
  • 4 cups pecan halves (about 1 lb.)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Preparation

1. Whisk egg white in a large bowl until foamy. Add pecans, and stir until evenly coated with egg white.

2. Stir together sugar and next 4 ingredients until blended; sprinkle sugar mixture evenly over pecans; stir gently until pecans are evenly coated. Spread pecans in a single layer in a lightly greased aluminum foil-lined 15- x 10-inch jelly-roll pan.

3. Bake at 350° for 18 to 20 minutes or until pecans are toasted and dry, stirring once after 10 minutes. Remove from oven, and let cool 30 minutes or until completely cool.

Note: Store pecans in a zip-top plastic freezer bag at room temperature up to 3 days, or freeze up to 3 weeks.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 85
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 7.8g
  • Saturated fat: 0.7g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.3g
  • Protein: 1.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 4.1g
  • Fiber: 1.1g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.3mg
  • Sodium: 16mg
  • Calcium: 8mg
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