Holiday Gifts: Spicy-Sweet Pecans

I received this as an early Christmas gift. Yum. They are addictive. The rosemary is the surprise ingredient that takes it up a notch. This will make your gift boxes and bags really stand out.

Friends Mary and BJ included the recipe.  Here you go:

Mary and BJ’s Spicy-Sweet Pecans

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp finely crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 large egg white
  • 4 cups pecan halves

cooking spray, wax paper, bowls, baking sheet, parchment paper

Cover baking sheet with parchment paper, spray with cooking oil

Stir together first 8 ingredients in a large bowl.

Whisk together egg white and 1 tbsp water in separate bowl, until foamy and no water remains. Add pecans and stir to coat.

Add pecan mixture to sugar mixture until evenly coated.  Spread a single layer on baking sheet.

Bake at 275 degrees F for 50 -55 minutes. Stir every 15 minutes. Nuts are done when sugar mixture hardens and nuts are toasted.

Remove immediately to wax paper and let cool completely.