Caramelised Pecans

    1 hour 10 minutes

    Pecans are tossed in a spiced sugar coating, then slow baked till caramelised. Perfect for Christmas hampers, but also year-round for snacking.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 200g caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 egg white
    • 1 tablespoon water
    • 450g pecan halves

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

    1. Preheat oven to 120 degrees C.
    2. Mix sugar, cinnamon and salt together in a bowl.
    3. Whisk egg white and water together in a separate bowl until frothy. Toss pecans in the egg white mixture. Mix sugar mixture into pecan mixture until pecans are evenly coated. Spread coated pecans onto baking paper.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven, stirring every 15 minutes, until pecans are evenly browned, 1 hour.


    You can do the same with walnuts, cashews or almonds, or use mixed nuts.

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    I've made this recipe at least 10 times and I absolutely love it! People I've made them for can't get over how good they are! A friend told me they are WAY better than any candied nuts she's bought at stores/festivals, etc. For a pound of nuts, I only use 1/3 C of sugar as I don't believe in using much sugar in anything. They are PLENTY sweet with that amount! I also add a t. of vanilla extract to the wet mix! YUM!!!!! I've never tried walnuts but I am right now...they are currently baking. Will let you all know how it turns out!  -  01 Apr 2013  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I thought these were very good with the sugar reduced A LOT. 1 Cup sugar for a pound of nuts just seemed like to much to me. I used just a bit less than 1/3 cup sugar and it was more than enough.  -  10 Feb 2013  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    It was DELICIOUS! I changed some things, though. Instead of water, I used vanilla extract. I also lowered the sugar amount to 2/3 cup-- 1/3 being regular white sugar and the other 1/3 brown sugar. The first time I did this, I didn't lower the salt amount, and it tasted like a salty-sweet snack. They were delicious! This time, I'm lowering it to maybe half a teaspoon for a sweeter taste. You can't go wrong with this recipe! UPDATE: I lowered the salt to 1/4 tsp as recommended by some users, and I definitely recommend it.  -  12 Jun 2013  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)