This is one of those recipes that is so easy and good you wonder why you only make it during the holidays. My Grandma made these for years and the whole family is pretty addicted to them. Each pecan is like a crispy burst of pecan pie in your mouth!
1 egg white
1 t. water
4 c. pecan halves
1/2 c. white sugar
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 250 degrees and generously spray a baking sheet with Pam. For easier clean up line the pan with foil first, then spray.
In a large mixing bowl mix egg white and water.
Beat the egg white and water until foamy but not stiff, not going for meringue here, just a nice airy glaze. Gently toss the pecans in the egg white foam.
Mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl. If you're feeling adventurous add some cayenne or crushed rosemary.
Toss the pecans with the dry ingredients until all are evenly coated.
Spread the pecans in a single layer on the baking sheet. Bake for one hour, stirring occasionally so that all sides of the pecans get their crispy goodness going on. Allow to cool, stirring while cooling keeps them from sticking to the pan too.
Here they are...ready to eat! They make a beautiful Christmas gift packaged in cellophane bags and tied with ribbon or sealed with monogrammed stickers (so the recipient know who's kitchen they came from!). Enjoy!