Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Spiced Orange Pecans

On the 4th day of Christmas my true love gave to me...tasty pecans to munch on!

These tasted just like Christmas!  I love spiced, flavored, or candied nuts - they are an easy, handy side to snack on and a tasty way to get in some extra protein!

2 egg whites, lightly beaten
3 TBSP orange juice
2 C pecan halves
1 1/2 C powdered sugar
2 TBSP cornstarch
2 TBSP grated orange peel
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp allspice
1/8 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 250.
Place a layer of parchment paper on or grease a large cookie sheet.
Mix the egg whites and orange juice.
Toss the pecans with the juice mixture and then drain them.
Combine the powdered sugar, cornstarch, orange peel, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, and salt in a large bowl.
Add the pecans and coat them in the mixture.
Spread in a single layer on the cookie sheet.
Bake for about 30-35 minutes until dry and light brown.
Cool and store in an airtight container.

*This recipe is adapted slightly from Taste of Home.

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