Twelve days of Christmas
Hello, Folks! We will celebrate this holiday season with a “Twelve Days of Christmas” tribute to my favorite candy/treats that my family and I love to make each Christmas. Check back for the next twelve days to see a new recipe and find something that you like and will share with your family.
Let’s kick this off with a simple recipe for Cinnamon Sugar Pecans. This is a recipe that I have been making for about 20 years, and it is still a favorite at parties and gatherings. My brother loves these pecans and has me make them every year for him.
Talk about easy–this recipe only has six total ingredients and then you can slide it in the oven. Now being in Louisiana we can have a little fun with these sugar pecans, but I keep the recipe mild and respectful so not to take anyone by surprise. However, if you wanted to spice these up a bit you could add some cayenne pepper to them and even a touch of Louisiana Hot Sauce if you really like things spicy.
That is the beauty of these seasoned pecans: you can really take this recipe anywhere you want and add whatever you want to them just keeping the main ingredient the same. So many flavors can be applied depending on your taste and palette.
Check back tomorrow and see what else is on the menu for Christmas. I have a feeling you will love what is next. I am very excited about these next 12 days and look forward to hearing from you.
- 2 T Slightly beaten egg whites (I tend to use more, because I like more pecans then just 2 cups)
- 2 Cups Pecan halves
- ¼ cup Sugar
- ¼ tsp ground Cloves
- ¼ tsp ground Nutmeg
- 2 tsp ground Cinnamon
- I usually mix all my dry ingredients in a bowl and then put my egg whites in last and whisk to combine all.
- Then add the pecan halves to the mixture and make sure all the pecans have some coating on them before dumping them on a greased cookie sheet.
- Bake at 300 degrees for 30 mins or until pecans are toasted.
- Let cool completely or serve warm.