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Sugared Pecans Recipe

For a number of years, our neighbor gave us these wonderful treats at Christmas. I finally obtained the recipe and make them for others, too.—Suzanne Brown, Blue Jay, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 3 cups pecan halves
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, beat egg white and orange juice until frothy. Add nuts; stir gently to coat. Combine the remaining ingredients. Add to nut mixture and stir gently to coat.
  • 2. Spread onto a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 300° for 30 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring every 10 minutes. Cool. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 3 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/4 cup) equals 222 calories, 19 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 103 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein.