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Orange Spiced Almonds Recipe

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. YIELD:14 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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