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Sugar-and-Spice Pecans

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 1-1/2 hours + cooling


2-3/4 quarts

Curry combined with sugar, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg fabulously flavors pecans.


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


  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 15x10x1-in. baking pans. Bake at 250° for 1-1/2 hours, stirring every 30 minutes. Cool completely on wire racks. Store in airtight containers.

Nutrition Facts

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

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