Sunday, December 6, 2009

Sugared Pecans...


For those of you interested in our family's favorite recipe for Sugared Pecans, here it is:

(and to those of you who sent emails reminding me to post it...thank you!)


Ingredients:

1/4 cup butter
2 egg whites
1 lb. of pecans
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon

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Directions:

Melt butter and spread in a jelly roll pan (or cookie sheet). Mix all other ingredients together and spread in the pan making sure that the pecans are spread out flat. Bake at 25o degrees for one hour or until dry. Stir the pecans every 10 minutes during cooking so that the sugar mixture coats the pecans well. Be sure not to overcook them or they will taste burned. As soon as they look dry, remove from oven. Cool and store in an air tight container.

(unless you end up eating them that day...which we always do!)

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I like to take Sugared Pecans with me to holiday events. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's...they're the perfect holiday snack.

Be careful though...they're addictive!

Placed in a cellophane bag and tied with a beautiful ribbon, these would make a fantastic hostess gift or a gift for your neighbors to spread the holiday cheer!

Enjoy!




P.S. Many, many thanks to my friend Shana for sharing the recipe! These have become a family favorite and a tradition that we look forward to every year!

10 comments:

micah @ the yellow front door said...

YUM - those look delicious! Thanks for the recipe!

lkjatl said...

Yum...very similar if not exact to the recipe I got from Carolyn Rhoem. I make them every Christmas and they are a huge hit!!

Catherine peacelovesweater@blogspot.com said...

Thanks for sharing this - I am definitely going to make these!

Melanie said...

I love sweet pecans in my salads. I also put them on a wonderful cake that I make every Christmas.

Mats and Monica said...

Can't wait to try them, but what about that yummy cranberry/orange bread recipe? That's the one I'm waiting for!

Stephanie Hall Burns said...

I have been making these for years!!!! They are TOTALLY addictive! :)

down comforter said...

Mmmm...y-u-m-m-y :)

Jill said...

I can't wait to try these!

Cottage Dreamers said...

Oh thank you, thank you! Pecans are going on my shopping list!

Em Johnston said...

these are FABULOUS!!! My husband is completely addicted.
:-)
(anything that makes him giggle like a little kid is a WIN in my book!)
Thanks SO much for sharing!!!!

~Em
@emjohnston