Caramelised pecans

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    1 hour 10 min

    Pecans are tossed in a spiced sugar coating, then slow baked till caramelised. Perfect for Christmas hampers, but also year-round for snacking.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 10 

    • 200g caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 egg white
    • 1 tablespoon water
    • 450g pecan halves

    Method
    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Preheat oven to 120 C / Gas 1/2.
    2. Mix sugar, cinnamon and salt together in a bowl.
    3. Whisk egg white and water together in a separate bowl until frothy. Toss pecans in the egg white mixture. Mix sugar mixture into pecan mixture until pecans are evenly coated. Spread coated pecans onto a baking sheet.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven, stirring every 15 minutes, until pecans are evenly browned, 1 hour.

    Tip

    You can do the same with walnuts, cashews or almonds, or use mixed nuts.

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    Reviews in English (380)

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    131

    I've made this recipe at least 10 times and I absolutely love it! People I've made them for can't get over how good they are! A friend told me they are WAY better than any candied nuts she's bought at stores/festivals, etc. For a pound of nuts, I only use 1/3 C of sugar as I don't believe in using much sugar in anything. They are PLENTY sweet with that amount! I also add a t. of vanilla extract to the wet mix! YUM!!!!! I've never tried walnuts but I am right now...they are currently baking. Will let you all know how it turns out!  -  01 Apr 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    100

    I thought these were very good with the sugar reduced A LOT. 1 Cup sugar for a pound of nuts just seemed like to much to me. I used just a bit less than 1/3 cup sugar and it was more than enough.  -  10 Feb 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    93

    It was DELICIOUS! I changed some things, though. Instead of water, I used vanilla extract. I also lowered the sugar amount to 2/3 cup-- 1/3 being regular white sugar and the other 1/3 brown sugar. The first time I did this, I didn't lower the salt amount, and it tasted like a salty-sweet snack. They were delicious! This time, I'm lowering it to maybe half a teaspoon for a sweeter taste. You can't go wrong with this recipe! UPDATE: I lowered the salt to 1/4 tsp as recommended by some users, and I definitely recommend it.  -  12 Jun 2013  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)