Friday, December 3, 2010

Cinnamon Sugar Pecans

Seasons Greetings!

December is here and so is my holiday spirt. I look forward to December for many reasons and as you can expect one of those reasons is because it gives me endless reasons to make delicious treats. Any excuse to bake is a good one for me. I love giving desserts for gifts. It adds a personal touch and makes the gift a little more special. Typically I stick to cookies and candies, but this year I am trying new things. The other night I decided to make Cinnamon Sugar Pecans and they are sooooo easy. For all of you out there who say you can't bake, this recipe is for you. When I made these I did not add enough cinnamon, so I have adapted the recipe below.

Stay tuned for several more delicious recipes. I will be posting frequently this month!

Cinnamon Sugar Pecans
recipe from Baked Perfection

2 egg whites
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 tablespoon water
1 pound pecan halves
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat.

In a gallon sized freezer bag mix together the egg whites, vanilla extract, and water. In a separate gallon sized freezer bag mix together the sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Add pecans to the bag with the egg white mixture. Seal the bag and shake around the pecans until they are evenly coated. Transfer the coated pecans to the bag with the sugar mixture. Seal the bag and shake around until the pecans are evenly coated with the sugar mixture. Spread the pecans on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Cool completely before serving.

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