Vanilla Sugar Pecans

    25 minutes

    Very classy in a glass serving dish on the Christmas table, or you can give them as a food gift. Works with other kinds of nuts just as well.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 1 egg white
    • 3/4 cup (125g) dark brown soft sugar
    • 1 dash vanilla essence
    • 475g pecan nuts

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Preheat oven to 140 degrees C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
    2. Beat egg white until stiff. Add brown sugar and vanilla essence. Stir until smooth. Mix in pecans until well coated. Pour the nuts onto the prepared baking tray and spread out evenly.
    3. Bake until browned, approximately 10 to 15 minutes.

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    Something else. This is a good recipe (I added about 1/2 tsp cinammon to it - yummy!) but you really have to do what it says. The egg white must really be STIFF. If it isn't the nuts will be soggy and stick together. I found they needed to be baked longer (maybe 1/2 hour total) and that as they were cooling, I had to turn them to get them dry all around. They stored nicely for almost a month in a resealable plastic bag. They were the perfect addition to my salad! These will be out in my house again at Christmas time for sure!  -  08 Oct 2008


    Something else. After reading reviews I made a few adjustments. This is a fantastic recipe, I just adjusted it to fit our taste. I doubled the coating. I baked them for the maxium time noted at a slightly higher temp. I then took them out and stirred them up. I used cinn/sugar and sprinkeled it generousally all over the nuts and stirred again. I then put them back in the oven until the were no longer shiny. Crunchy, slightly sweet and impossible to keep you hands off of!  -  08 Oct 2008


    Altered ingredient amounts. This recipe was excellent. I made them to give as Christmas gifts for extras at our usual family gathering. My husband almost wouldn't let me give them away. I altered the recipe slightly...I doubled the ingredients except for the egg white, added 1 Tbsp. of cinnamon, 1 tsp. honey, and sprinkled them with cinnamon & sugar before baking. I also baked mine for about 25-30 minutes. As soon as they are done remove them from the greaseproof paper, or you will be picking it off the back of the hard candy.  -  08 Oct 2008