I occasionally share food recipes on my radio show. When a caller asked for details about spiced pecans, I got three good ones emailed to me. Here they are:
I heard today radio listener who wanted to know how to prepare spiced pecans. Here is a recipe I got from a friend whose mother had used it for 40 years, and I have used with great success for over 25 years:
Dissolve 1/3 C sugar in 2 tblsp water and 1 egg white
Add 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp each: cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and allspice
Stir in 2 cups pecans, coating each piece.
Melt 2 tblsp butter in baking sheet (with a rim)
Spread pecans over the butter.
Bake – 250 for 1 hour, stir two or three times.
Cool. Stir often. Enjoy!
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/4 tsp. allspice
2 1/2 Tbs. water
3 to 5 cups pecans
Beat 1 egg white until stiff. Mix pecans & spices and stir in egg white.
Pour onto greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce (I use a little more for an added kick)
1 1/2 Tablespoons margarine
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cup pecans
Mix together, spread on baking sheet, put in oven at 300 degrees for 20-30 minutes
This is absolutely wonderful. The Worcestershire gives a zesty kick to
the pecans. It’s quite a suprise to the tastebuds when you are expecting the sugary coating.