Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Dan Becker Photo by: Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Dan Becker

Spicy Sesame-Nut Mix

Time: 35 minutes. A great any-occasion hors d'oeuvre, but especially good in cold weather.

Sunset DECEMBER 2009

  • Yield: Makes 6 cups; 8 servings


  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 4 teaspoons dried rubbed sage
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups salted peanuts
  • 1 3/4 cups pecan halves
  • 1 cup pine nuts


1. Preheat oven to 300°. In a small bowl, whisk egg white until frothy; whisk in honey, sesame seeds, sage, cinnamon, cayenne, and salt. Add nuts and stir. Divide mixture between 2 large nonstick or parchment-lined baking pans and spread into an even layer.

2. Bake, stirring often with a wide spatula, until nuts are golden and fragrant, 20 to 25 minutes. To prevent sticking, turn mixture often with spatula as it cools. Serve warm or cool.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 480
  • Calories from fat: 83%
  • Protein: 14g
  • Fat: 44g
  • Saturated fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrate: 15g
  • Fiber: 6.2g
  • Sodium: 254mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg

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