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Sugared Pecans

Sugared Pecans are the perfect holiday treat and the quintessential stocking and gift basket stuffer. This recipe takes five minutes to mix up and yields a two pound batch.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 2
Author Allie Taylor


  • 2 pounds shelled pecan halves
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons cold water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg


  • Place pecans in a large mixing bowl.
  • Separately, froth egg whites and cold water together.
  • Pour over pecans and mix thoroughly.
  • Stir in remaining ingredients: sugar, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg.
  • Transfer to a large baking or roasting pan.
  • Bake at 225 degrees, uncovered for one and a half hours.
  • Stir every thirty minutes.
  • Cool, then store in an airtight container.