1 stick unsalted butter, melted
3 large egg whites
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon Saigon cinnamon (you can use regular cinnamon)
4 cups pecan halves
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet up to the sides with parchment paper. Pour and spread the melted butter onto the lined sheet. Mix the egg whites, sugar and cinnamon in a large bowl. Add the pecans and toss until fully coated. Spread the pecans onto the baking sheet into a single layer. Bake for a total of 21 minutes, (the smell will be amazing!) stirring and tossing completely after 7 minutes - to evenly cook, coat and prevent burning. Remove from oven and toss once more, let cool for about 10 minutes (try to wait), then enjoy!!
Recipe adapted from Trisha Yearwood's book - Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen
If you can, give them away before you eat them all ~ tie them up with festive ribbon in mini cello bags