Sweet, spice and everything nice
his recipe is one of my favorites to make and package up as a delicious food gift for friends, coworkers and neighbors. But there is a problem with this recipe. The problem is that you need to either make a double batch so you can eat half and still have some leftover, or you need to not eat any because once you start, you can’t stop! They are wildly addicting!
These pecans have it all – sweet, spicy, savory, salty and a great crunch. But that’s not even the best part. The best part of making these is that you likely have most of the ingredients in your pantry and the oven does all the work.
Simply toss the pecans with a whisked egg white and then combine with the dry spice mixture of sugar, cinnamon and cayenne pepper. Pour onto a lined sheet pan and bake. Let cool and serve or store in an air tight container.
Cayenne pepper has a wide range of spice level so I recommend tasting it before deciding how much you want to add to achieve the right sweet and spicy balance.