Friday, December 10, 2010

Grandma Shamhart's Spiced Pecans

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!
Ingredients
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!

6 comments:

Janet- OPEN MARKET STYLE said...

OK MY MOUTH IS WATERING !!!
THEY LOOK YUMMY !!
THANK YOU FOR SHARING SUCH A SPECIAL FAMILY RECIPE !
WARMLY JANET

French Hen Farm said...

my sister makes these and they are soooooo addicting!
love them. Thanks for sharing.
Stay warm and enjoy the snow!!
xo
Linda

Relics said...

Those look so good!

I think I am going to try these next weekend.

Thanks for posting this
:)

Agatha said...

Thanks for sharing, my Mom an I where looking for a recipe like this so this is perfect. thanks so much!!

Florence said...

Thanks for sharing, I can't wait to try them. Florence

gigiandoliver said...

I made these last night...OMG!!! They are so yummy and very addictive. I caught my son sneaking a handful this morning before breakfast..."but Mom, they're nuts so they're healhty."

I'm making little bag fulls to give out as a little extra something. Thanks so much for sharing a great recipe...and very easy too.