Wk 26 – Sugar and Spice Pecans

These are a great make ahead snack item or a gift idea.

Sugar and Spice Pecans

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons of grated orange rind
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup of butter, melted
  • 4 cups of pecan halves

Stir together the first 4 ingredients.

Beat egg whites at high-speed with an electic mixer until foamy.  Gradually add sugar mixture, beating at high-speed until soft peaks form.  Fold in Melted butter and pecan halves.  Spread coated nuts in a single layer on a large jelly-roll pan lines with nonstick aluminum foil or parchment paper.

Bake at 250 degrees for 45 minutes or until nuts are toasted, stirring every 15 minutes.  Remove from oven, let cool completely on pan.  Remove from pan.  Store in an airtight container up to 2 weeks.

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