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Friday, June 28, 2013

Sugared Pecans

Warning:  this snack is addictive, leave now to prevent endless snacking, crunching and loving on these cinnamon-sugared treats.  When they are cooking, anyone in the vicinity of your kitchen will be drawn in as the heavenly cinnamon and nut aroma fills the air.  And do not give these away, this will cause repeat requests to have you make them again and again . . .  These were even picky son approved!   Still here?  Make them and enjoy :)

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


  1. Wrote this recipe down and will bake for the holidays.

    1. Thank you, these will be wonderful for the holidays!

  2. Rosie, Thanks for the great recipe, I am going to try it out now then it will make great christmas gifts for kots of people along with cookies snd banana bread too!!! Thanks Patty Moore

    1. Thank you Patty, I appreciate you visiting and commenting :)