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Candied Pecans Recipe

Candied pecans are an amazing caramelized pecan dessert dish perfect for the Southern mama in you. Great for gifts but also for the side dish on the Thanksgiving table, learn how to make your own candied pecans in a snap and watch them be gobbled up all season long.

Candied Pecan

Growing up I loved eating candied pecans out of my grandmothers lap.  I cant say they are a healthy option but boy they are so much fun. You cannot go wrong when making up your Christmas cooking list to include these tried and true sugared pecans. Of course you can always use a cinnamon roasted peanut for the same effect, but pecans are nearly the perfect nut to enjoy while snacking ANYTIME.

Once you make these candied pecans you will wonder why you haven’t done it before. Let’s get started.

Candied Pecans

Ingredients:

TIPS: You’ll get about 2-3 cups of pecans from this recipe. They are as expected, sweet and crunchy. I lined my pan with foil but make sure when you turn the pecans, you aren’t ripping the foil. I did. You could eliminate the foil because it’s such a low temp, the sugar won’t burn on the pan.

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How to make Candied Pecans

Time to make is 10 minutes to whip up and then baking.

Preheat oven to 250. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray foil with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, add sugar, cinnamon and salt and mix well.

 

Candied pecan recipe

Beat water and egg white in a mixer for about 2-3 minutes until light and frothy, but not stiff.

Add pecans to egg mixture stirring to evenly coat. Pour pecans into sugar mixture stirring well to evenly coat.

Pour onto prepared baking sheet.

 

Candied Nuts

Spread pecans in a single layer (or as best as possible) and bake for 60 minutes, flipping with a spatula every 15 minutes. Let cool completely before serving.

Makes 2-1/2 cups.

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5 from 1 vote
Candied Pecans
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Flip Every
15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 

Candied pecans are an amazing caramelized pecan dessert dish perfect for the Southern mama in you. Great for gifts but also for the side dish on the Thanksgiving table, learn how to make your own candied pecans in a snap and watch them be gobbled up all season long.  

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candied, fall, holiday, pecans, sugared
Ingredients
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 10 ounces pecan halves
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Time to make is 10 minutes to whip up and then baking.
  2. Preheat oven to 250. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray foil with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add sugar, cinnamon and salt and mix well.
  4. Beat water and egg white in a mixer for about 2-3 minutes until light and frothy, but not stiff. Add pecans to egg mixture stirring to evenly coat. Pour pecans into sugar mixture stirring well to evenly coat. Pour onto prepared baking sheet.
  5. Spread pecans in a single layer (or as best as possible) and bake for 60 minutes, flipping with a spatula every 15 minutes. Let cool completely before serving.
  6. Makes 2-1/2 cups.
Recipe Notes

You'll get about 2-3 cups of pecans from this recipe. They are as expected, sweet and crunchy. I lined my pan with foil but make sure when you turn the pecans, you aren't ripping the foil. I did. You could eliminate the foil because it's such a low temp, the sugar won't burn on the pan.

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Lynda Self

Those look so delish!