Friday, December 23, 2011

Cinnamon Sugar Pecans

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This recipe comes from my best friend, Laura, and her family. While I was in high school, these were always a coveted treat. Laura would bring me a bag of pecans that her sister made, and my family would fight over them. Literally. They were just so good and we could never get enough.

I finally asked Laura for her family's recipe, and she didn't hesitate sending it over. I made them right away so they'd be ready for Christmas, but I probably should have doubled the recipe since I wasn't shy about snacking on some and wanted to save a good amount for my family. The texture of the pecans becomes softer after baking and the cinnamon sugar coating is just enough to add some sweetness and to make a crunchy shell. I know you will love these. They're also a great last minute Christmas gift for friends, family, coworkers and neighbors. Trust me. Merry Christmas!

Printable Recipe

  • 1 lb. pecans
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Butter
Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Grease a cookie sheet and set aside.

Beat egg white and water until foamy in a small bowl.

In a separate bowl, mix cinnamon, salt, and sugar.

In a large bowl, add the egg white mixture to the pecans and stir to combine. Add the cinnamon mixture to the pecans and stir to cover all pecans.

Spread the pecans on the cookie sheet in an even layer.

Put pecans in oven for 1 hour, making sure to flip them every 15 minutes. Allow to cool and enjoy!

Source: My friend, Laura


  1. These really look delicious. I am new to your blog, so I took some time to browse through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Mary! I hope you find more recipes to try and I look forward to reading more of your comments in the future :)


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