Saturday, December 15, 2007

Sugar & Spice and everything ...

Sweet & Spicy Pecans

1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. ground ginger
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. salt
1 egg white
1 Tbsp. cold water
1 pound pecans

Combine dry ingredients. Mix egg white with cold water and whisk until frothy but not stiff. Blend with dry ingredients. Add nuts and coat well.

Spread nut mixute on buttered cookie sheet and bake in a 250 degree oven for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes.

Cool and store in an airtight container.

Source: Christmas Memories Cookbook


janie said...

My Mother used to make these for Christmas. She would order pecan halves from the 4-H kids, and get them usually around Thanksgiving. The next week, she would make these fantastic snacks. She would usually make about 10 pounds of them, and used a lot for gifts in pretty metal cans.

I ordered pecan halves from 4-H this year. I am becoming more like Mama every day. heheehe

OhioMom said...

Christmas always reminds me of Mama baking and cooking, with us girls helping prep, or just getting in the way.

I can remember sitting for hours cracking nuts and picking out the "goodie" :)