Holiday Almonds Recipe
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Holiday Almonds Recipe

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These sweet and flavorful nuts are addictive. They’re simple to make and I love serving them during at parties or as a satisfying snack. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice or pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon egg white
  • 2 cups blanched almonds


  1. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and seasonings; set aside. In another bowl, whisk egg white until foamy. Add almonds; toss to coat. Add spice mixture; toss to coat.
  2. Spread on a greased foil-lined baking sheet. Bake at 325° for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Cool completely. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 2 cups.
Originally published as Holiday Almonds in Simple & Delicious

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MiLayde User ID: 5690745 157329
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"Wonderful! I am giving these tucked into my handpainted wine glasses for the holidays."

marens14 User ID: 533694 156326
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2010


MY REVIEW User ID: 2450288 158888
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2009

"Does anyone know how to make cinnamon almonds? My granddaughter buys them like this at fairs and just loves them. Would I still coat them in egg whites and then toss in cinnamon/sugar? I tried making these once but the spice wouldn't stick. I wonder if I'd still want a little salt too. Also, would I still use blanched almonds?? Can anyone help?"

tkarinas User ID: 4389335 156324
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2009

"These almonds are absolutely delicious and my family loves them. We will be making this recipe many more times."

wnovini User ID: 859253 91369
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2009

"Great, yummy, just be sure to buy blanched almonds, took me forever to blanch them myself-maybe I'm just hopeless though!"

dphelan User ID: 3507726 81477
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2009

"I made this recipe last year and they only lasted 20 minutes. I have already had request from family and friends to make them again this Christmas. They are fantastic. Great for gift giving too. Will make again for sure."

maryanlibrarian User ID: 1316154 140832
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2009

"Judy, I have made more of a recipe similar to this, with pecans. You will need 10 times the amount of each ingredient. However, I recommend doing each batch individually. First of all, it would be hard to find a bowl large enough to hold 20 c of almonds while still having room to mix everything. Plus, the individual almonds wouldn't get coated as evenly. Doing it individually ensures the proper results. Plus, as one batch fits on a cookie sheet, there's no need to guess how many to put on. I recommend tasting the first batch to make sure you like the ratio of ingredients given, as you can always adjust at this point for the rest of the batches. Good luck!"

barbara miner User ID: 2223460 90961
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2008

"place nut in boiled water for 5 minutes, then slip skins off by pinching nut with fingers. Make small batches for best results. barbara miner"

spencersnonni User ID: 3655025 91365
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2008

"I want to make 20 cups. Do I increase each ingredient by 10? Has anyone else done this? Thanks, Judy"

MY REVIEW User ID: 1724652 159332
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2008

"to mamainsonora re: how long to leave the nuts in boiling water to remove the skins. You leave them until they start to float, then you scoop them out and when you are able to touch them, you just pinch then end and the nut will pop out leaving you holding the skin.


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