Monday, November 23, 2009

Sweet nuts

Last weekend, Alex and I had a potluck to go to at our friends Emily and Christopher's house. Alex decided to make fried chicken which is always a crowdpleaser. I knew I'd never give him a run for his money, so I decided to try a different route and make something healthy that people might not like as much, but might appreciate in a different way!

So I decided to make a salad with spring mix, dried cranberries, dried golden raisins, apples, goat cheese, and candied pecans. Everything went fine except Wholefoods was out of any sort of candied nuts. I bought some regular pecans and went searching for a recipe to jazz them up. I used this recipe for sugar coated pecans and it came out delicious.

The best part is, they can be used on multiple recipes or alone as a snack. Just be careful, they are addictive!

Candied Pecan Halves (by Carolyn at All Recipes)
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 pound pecan halves
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Grease one baking sheet.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whip together the egg white and water until frothy. In a separate bowl, mix together sugar, salt, and cinnamon.
  3. Add pecans to egg whites, stir to coat the nuts evenly. Remove the nuts, and toss them in the sugar mixture until coated. Spread the nuts out on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 250 degrees F (120 degrees C) for 1 hour. Stir every 15 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. They're amazing! I can vouch for this! And will be making them for Thanksgiving dinner this year. Thanks for posting the recipe :)