To be honest, when we chose this recipe we weren’t sure if it would work. Sometimes new recipes completely flop. But even if the pecans didn’t work we had enough food to replace it. This was one of those times we really missed our grandmother. She was the type you could call and review a recipe and she would add or take away a step or ingredient. Or tell you that she had a recipe “just like that” and would go through her recipes to find it and send it to you.
Anyway, the pecans worked so well when we took leftovers to my parent’s house the next day, my mom was upset that we forgot the leftover pecans. People were grabbing them by the handful as they left, and everyone, and I do mean everyone, loved them. These are absolutely perfect as a quick and easy appetizer for showers and parties. They taste just like pralines, without all the effort. Use them as an ice cream topping if you feel like getting fancy.
PRALINE STYLE SUGAR COATED PECANS
adapted from AllRecipes
- 1 cup sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 egg white
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 pound pecan halves (about 5 cups)
- Preheat oven to 250° F.
- In a large bowl, mix the sugar salt and cinnamon together. Set to the side.
- In a large mixing bowl, add the egg white and water and beat at high speed until mixture is frothy.
- Add pecans to egg whites and stir until pecans are evenly coated, then toss the pecans in the sugar mixture until the mixture is completely incorporated into the pecans.
- Spread the coated pecans onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet in a single layer.
- Bake for 45 minutes. Every 15 minutes you will need to use a spatula to scrape the nuts from the paper to prevent burning or sticking. Nuts are done when the coating is no longer wet and completely dry.