North Carolina is pecan country. So, in honor of our vacation on the Outer Banks, I made some sugared pecans.
I find pecans to be a bit bland. But they are perfect for coating with yummy goodness, especially coating that also add more crunch, such as pralines or this sweet cinnamon-sugar coating.
I only had about a cup of pecans, so I scaled the recipe down – it scales fairly easily. I just used 1 egg white instead of 3 and divided everything else by 4. But I have to say, I wish I had more pecans!
Trisha Yearwood Jerry’s Sugared Pecans
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
3 large egg whites (from Farmer Kim)
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 cups pecan halves
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Line a large baking sheet with sides with aluminum foil. Pour the butter onto the lined sheet.
In a large bowl, mix the egg whites, sugar and cinnamon.
Add the pecan halves and toss until they are fully coated.
Spread the pecans onto the baking sheet.
Bake for 30 minutes, stirring the pecans every 10 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet for 10 to 15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
Makes 4 cups