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Candied Pecans

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Indulge your taste buds in a symphony of sweetness and crunch with our Candied Pecans—a delightful treat that transforms ordinary pecans into a caramelized masterpiece. These addictive, candied wonders are perfect for snacking, topping salads, or adding a touch of elegance to your dessert table. Get ready to experience the irresistible combination of rich, buttery pecans and a crispy, sugary coating that makes every bite a moment of pure bliss.

Exciting Story: The inspiration for our Candied Pecans comes from the charm of holiday traditions, where the scent of cinnamon and sugar fills the air, and sweet treats are a symbol of joy. The first time we made these pecans, it was like capturing the essence of festive celebrations—a warmth that lingers and a taste that brings people together. Now, they’re a staple in our kitchen, a reminder that a simple snack can elevate any occasion.

Why Candied Pecans are a Sweet Sensation:

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  • Buttery Pecan Magic: The natural richness of pecans is enhanced by a sweet and crisp coating, creating a perfect balance of flavors and textures.
  • Cinnamon Sugar Symphony: A hint of cinnamon adds warmth and depth, elevating the sweetness to a new level.
  • Versatile Snacking: Enjoy these Candied Pecans on their own, sprinkle them over salads, or use them as a topping for desserts and breakfast dishes.
  • Homemade Goodness: With just a few ingredients, you can create a batch of candied pecans that surpasses store-bought varieties.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups (about 240g) pecan halves
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 300°F (150°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together granulated sugar, ground cinnamon, and salt until well combined.
  3. In a separate large bowl, beat the egg white until frothy.
  4. Add water and vanilla extract to the frothy egg white, and continue beating until well combined.
  5. Add pecan halves to the egg white mixture, stirring to coat the pecans evenly.
  6. Gradually add the sugar and cinnamon mixture to the pecans, tossing to ensure they are well coated.
  7. Spread the coated pecans in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes to prevent sticking and ensure even coating.
  9. Once the pecans are golden brown and fragrant, remove them from the oven.
  10. Allow the Candied Pecans to cool completely on the baking sheet, as they will crisp up as they cool.
  11. Once cooled, break apart any clusters and store in an airtight container.
  12. Enjoy these sweet, crunchy Candied Pecans as a delightful snack or use them to enhance your favorite dishes.

Notes:

  • Experiment with different spices like nutmeg or a pinch of cayenne for unique flavor variations.
  • If you prefer a sweeter coating, you can increase the sugar quantity to suit your taste.
  • Ensure the pecans are spread out in a single layer on the baking sheet for even baking.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Can I use other nuts instead of pecans?

A: Absolutely! This recipe works well with various nuts such as almonds, walnuts, or cashews. Adjust the baking time accordingly based on the size and type of nut.

Q: Can I use maple syrup or honey instead of sugar?

A: While maple syrup or honey can add a delicious flavor, they may not provide the same crispy coating as granulated sugar. You can experiment with a combination of both for a unique twist. Keep in mind that the texture may be slightly different.

Candied Pecans

Recipe by Alexandra
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Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
Calories

300

kcal
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups 2 (about 240g) pecan halves

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (100g) granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon 1 ground cinnamon

  • 1/4 teaspoon 1/4 salt

  • 1 large 1 egg white

  • 1 tablespoon 1 water

  • 1 teaspoon 1 vanilla extract

Directions

  • Preheat your oven to 300°F (150°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, whisk together granulated sugar, ground cinnamon, and salt until well combined.
  • In a separate large bowl, beat the egg white until frothy.
  • Add water and vanilla extract to the frothy egg white, and continue beating until well combined.
  • Add pecan halves to the egg white mixture, stirring to coat the pecans evenly.
  • Gradually add the sugar and cinnamon mixture to the pecans, tossing to ensure they are well coated.
  • Spread the coated pecans in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes to prevent sticking and ensure even coating.
  • Once the pecans are golden brown and fragrant, remove them from the oven.
  • Allow the Candied Pecans to cool completely on the baking sheet, as they will crisp up as they cool.
  • Once cooled, break apart any clusters and store in an airtight container.
  • Enjoy these sweet, crunchy Candied Pecans as a delightful snack or use them to enhance your favorite dishes.

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