Old-Fashioned Roasted Pecans


These roasted pecans taste just like they do at the fair. My ex-mother-in-law lives in the South and has lots of pecan trees. She sends me bags of shelled pecans every year for Christmas. Even though they use big roasters at fairs, these turn out just as great.

close up on a bowl full of old-fashioned roasted pecans
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins


  • 1 large egg white

  • 1 tablespoon water

  • 2 ¼ cups pecan halves

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 225 degrees F (105 degrees C). Lightly grease a rimmed baking pan.

  2. Combine egg white and water in a mixing bowl; beat until fluffy. Fold in pecans to coat evenly.

  3. Combine sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a shaker or cup with a lid. Dust pecans evenly with sugar mixture, then spread onto the prepared pan.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven, stirring every 15 minutes, until toasted and fragrant, about 1 hour. Cool pecans on the pan, then store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

283 Calories
24g Fat
18g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 283
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Sodium 80mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 146mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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