TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours + cooling
MAKES: 44 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 pounds pecan or walnut halves

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 170 calories, 15g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 3mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large resealable bag, combine the sugar and seasonings; set aside. In a large bowl, beat egg whites until foamy; fold in the nuts. Transfer to the bag; seal and shake to coat evenly.
  2. Place nuts in a single layer in two greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pans. Bake at 250° for 1-1/2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes. Cool completely on wire racks. Store in airtight containers. Yield: 2-3/4 quarts.
Originally published as Sugar-and-Spice Pecans in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2004, p37

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