Orange Spiced Almonds Recipe

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After snacking on these tangy nuts at a local fair, I searched my cookbooks for a similar recipe. It took several trials, but now these sugar-and-spicy treats are a tradition!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 14 servings


  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons grated orange peel
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 3 cups whole unblanched almonds

Nutritional Facts

1-1/4 cups: 220 calories, 16g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 13mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, orange peel, cinnamon, allspice and ginger. In a small bowl, beat egg white and orange juice. Add almonds; stir to coat. Sprinkle sugar mixture over almonds; mix well. Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 300° for 20 minutes. Remove to waxed paper to cool. Yield: about 3-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Orange Spiced Almonds in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2003, p28

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flidi User ID: 3260419 53237
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2013

"I found this recipe a few years ago and sold them at the employee holiday sale at work. Everyone loved them, including my family and friends. These are wonderful and they are now a Recipe I make every Christmas."

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