Warning! After you finish making these scrumptious pecans you will need to hide them in a really SAFE place or you will eat all of them!
This past week I made 117 cinnamon rolls for the staff at my high school for our December staff meeting. I really wanted to make the rolls extra special, so I decided to try my hand at making sugared pecans to sprinkle on top of the rolls. If I had know how deliciously easy they were to make, I would have tried making them a long time ago! You can bag the pecans up to give as a gift or use them as a garnish in salads or in my case on top of my cinnamon rolls. You just need a few everyday ingredients and in a hour your house will smell almost as good as these pecans taste.
All you need is a egg white, pecans, sugar, cinnamon and a touch of salt.
The first thing you need to do is separate the egg and put the egg white into a mixing bowl. Add one tablespoon of water. With the whisk attachment, whisk the egg white until the mixture is foamy.
In another bowl, put in the sugar and the cinnamon and whisk together.
Add the pecans and stir to cover the pecans with the egg white.
Pour in the cinnamon sugar onto the pecans and stir to coat each pecan with the sugar.
Pour the sugar coated pecans onto a cookie sheet that is lined by parchment paper or a silicone baking mat to keep the sugar from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
Put the pecans in a 250 degree oven for one hour. Be sure and stir the pecans every 15 minutes.
Take the pecans out of the oven and let cool. They will crisp up after they cool.
Now, the only problem you will have will be not eating them all!
Give these a try! I was pleasantly surprised how easy they are to make!
Here is the recipe:
4 cups of pecans (one pound)
1 egg white
1 tablespoon water
1 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Whisk the egg white and water with an electric mixer until the egg white reaches a soft peak. In a different bowl mix together the sugar and the cinnamon. Add the pecans to the foamy egg white and stir to coat each pecan. Pour the sugar over the egg white coated pecans and stir the pecans and sugar together until all the pecans are covered in sugar. Preheat your oven to 250. Pour the pecans on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake for one hour, making sure to stir every 15 minutes. Take out of the oven and cool. Store in air tight container.
I put some sugar pecans on top of warm cinnamon rolls. You can also chop and put them in a salad.
OR….you can just eat them…which is my favorite way.
Christmas is just around the corner! How is your holiday baking going?
Me….I am going nuts….: )