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As I learned in school when we studied Texas history as a kid, the pecan tree is the state tree of Texas. (There’s your Jeopardy answer for the day!) We believe in the almighty pecan down here. Pecan pie, pecan pralines, butter pecan ice cream, on and on. True story: There was a pecan tree in my front yard growing up and on more than one occasion we looked outside to find total strangers helping themselves to pecans. Who does that?! I’m sharing another delicious pecan recipe today and a holiday favorite since I was a kid: Honey & Spiced Glazed Pecans. Sweet and addicting with just a hint of pumpkin spice.
- 1 stick butter
- 3 egg whites
- ¾ cup white sugar
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin spice
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 4 cups pecan halves
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Line a large baking sheet with side with foil.
- In a small sauce pan melt the stick of butter.
- When the butter is melted pour it evenly over the baking sheet.
- Combine the egg whites, sugars, spice and honey in a large mixing bowl.
- Whisk to blend.
- Toss pecans in the egg white mixture to thoroughly coat.
- Scoop the pecans onto the baking sheet and layer evenly.
- Bake for 30 minutes stirring periodically.
- Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.
The sweet candy coating with just a hint of pumpkin spice is like the holidays in a bite. These would be wonderful in a candy dish at parties or adorable in Mason Jars or tins as a food gift. They’re so easy to make too- done in less than an hour. One thing that’s very important when cooking pecans is to not overcook them. Talk about nasty and bitter.
You don’t have to be from Texas to appreciate delicious pecans. These glazed pecans are like sweet and salty candy and don’t say I didn’t warn you that they were addicting. A surefire hit at the holiday parties. I only have one suggestion: buy your pecans and don’t get them out of someone’s yard. 🙂
This recipe was adapted from Trisha Yearwood’s recipe on Food Network.
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