These sweet & spicy pecans are the perfect addition to add to any party menu or holiday entertaining.
You can’t go wrong with any of these three spiced nut recipes. Just determine if you want a bit of heat (this recipe), more sweetness, or more savory & smoked flavor. Serve them all year long for any party occasion.
Sweet & Spicy Pecans
- 2 egg whites
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 Tablespoons Smoke Paprika (or regular)
- 1 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 6 cups pecan halves
- 1/4 cup Plus 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
Beat egg whites and salt with wire whisk until foamy. Add sugar, paprika, red pepper, and Worcestershire sauce, beating well. Stir in pecans and butter. Spread on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil & sprayed with non-stick spray.
Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until pecans are crisp, stirring every 10 minutes.
Let cool and store in air tight container.
NOTE: I like to add some almonds to my nut mixture, for example 4 cups pecans and 2 cups almonds. These are also delicious tossed in a salad!