Photo: Helen Norman; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas
Hands-on Time
10 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 30 Mins
Makes 4 cups

The egg white helps the spice mixture adhere evenly and gives the pecans a crisp, glossy coating.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 275°. Stir together first 8 ingredients in a medium bowl.

Step 2

Whisk together egg white and 1 Tbsp. water in a separate medium bowl until foamy. (No liquid should remain.) Add pecans, stirring to coat.

Step 3

Add pecan mixture to sugar mixture, stirring until evenly coated. Spread pecans in a single layer on a lightly greased (with cooking spray) aluminum foil-lined half-sheet pan (about 17 x 12 inches).

Step 4

Bake at 275° for 50 to 55 minutes or until sugar mixture hardens and nuts are toasted, stirring every 15 minutes. Spread immediately in a single layer on wax paper; cool completely (about 30 minutes). Store in an airtight container up to 7 days.

Ratings & Reviews

Great gift!

November 08, 2016
These pecans are delicious. I tested them on a houseful of guests in Thanksgiving last year and they were a hit! People asked where I bought them! I made at least 2 more batches and gave them away as Christmas gifts, and ate some myself with a spiked eggnog every evening throughout the holiday season. Merry, merry!

Amazing candied pecans

January 05, 2016
These are fantastic! First time I've made this type of candied pecan.  It's easy and they are great to nibble on or put in salads.