Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Cinnamon-Sugar Pecans

Like cinnamon and sugar? Like pecans? Try cinnamon-sugar pecans.

It’s really easy. Get 2 large zip-top bags. Fill one with 1 egg white and 1 tablespoon of water. Whisk briefly. Fill the other with 1 cup of sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Add a pinch of salt. Combine thoroughly.

Add a pound of pecans to the bag with the egg mixture and shake to coat. Transfer pecans to the cinnamon-sugar bag, and shake to coat again.

Pour pecans out onto a baking sheet. If you have a silicone baking mat, this is a great time to use it. If you don’t, grease your pan well and stir pecans a few times during baking to make sure they don’t stick. Bake in a preheated 250-degree oven for 1 hour. Allow to cool completely, about an hour, on a wire rack before serving. Resist the urge to eat them as soon as they come out of the oven—they get better as they cool.

These are delicious, and the idea is a simple one that can be used in a hundred different ways. For instance, Barefoot Contessa recently made rosemary roasted cashews. I think I’ll try those next.

5 comments:

Beeker's Words said...

I am heading out to the store to buy the ingredients to make the pecans. They sound delicious!

Fiber said...

These sound absolutely tasty! I love any sort of glazed or spiced nut - I think I have about 5 or 6 recipes on my blog that I love to make. I can't wait to give these a try!
Happy New Year!

Patricia Scarpin said...

I love pecans and love cinnamon as well... gotta try these!

Anonymous said...

They did not have enough cinnamon flavor for my taist. On my second batch I added one dropper full of cinnamon oil. That did the trick!

Anonymous said...

i just put together the cinn and sugar pecans. i was outa sugar, (ahhh) so i sub-ed splenda and brown sugar. we'll see in an hour!