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Sugar-and-Spice Pecans



This recipe goes with Sweet Potato-Carrot Casserole

Southern Living NOVEMBER 2011

  • Yield: Makes 4 cups
  • Hands-on: 15 Minutes
  • Total: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes


  • 1 egg white
  • 4 cups pecan halves and pieces
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger


1. Preheat oven to 350°. Whisk egg white in a large bowl until foamy. Add pecans, and stir until evenly coated.

2. Stir together sugar and next 3 ingredients in a small bowl until blended. Sprinkle sugar mixture 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 24 to 26 minutes or until pecans are toasted and dry, stirring once after 10 minutes. Remove from oven, and let cool until completely cool (about 30 minutes).

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


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