here in the south, we love pecans! anything from eating them plain to enjoying them in a fresh pecan pie will make us happy. a few years ago, my mom made sugared pecans. i didn’t remember ever eating these before. and let me tell you…it is quite a memorable experience. they are definitely a sweet treat, and everything from their texture to sweetness makes them fabulous! this recipe for sugared pecans is a precursor to a recipe i’ll be posting later in the week that i don’t think you’ll want to miss!
these sugared pecans are great plain, in salads, over ice cream, with other desserts, and with anything else you can think of trying.
here’s what you’ll need;
1 egg white
12oz pecan halves
2tsps ground cinnamon
1/2 stick unsalted butter
preheat oven to 300. line a jelly roll pan with foil. in medium size bowl, whisk egg white and water until foamy. add pecans and stir until coated. set aside. in another bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon. pour over pecans and stir to coat. melt butter in pan (in oven), remove pan from oven and gently stir nuts into butter. spread evenly and bake about 25 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes so they don't burn. allow to cool in pan.