These are a year-round favorite in our house. We've made several variations and still come back to this one as our all-time favorite. Hand-shelled pecans from Grandma's tree, with a vanilla-orange sugar coating that gets its depth from cinnamon, pepper, rosemary, and a bit of Kahlua® and Grand Marnier®.

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Heavily butter a large metal baking sheet.

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  • Beat egg whites and water together in the bowl of a stand mixer until stiff peaks form. Add orange extract and vanilla extract; beat until incorporated, 1 minute.

  • Mix sugar, cinnamon, salt, and black pepper together in a separate bowl; fold sugar mixture into egg white mixture until just incorporated. Fold in rosemary and tangerine zest until evenly mixed. Add pecans to the sugar-egg white mixture; toss to coat. Spread coated pecans in one layer onto the prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven, turning the baking sheet and stirring the pecans with a metal spoon every 8 to 10 minutes, until crispy and golden brown, 30 to 40 minutes. Transfer to a sheet of parchment paper to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

402.8 calories; protein 4.9g 10% DV; carbohydrates 27.4g 9% DV; fat 32.7g 50% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 127.6mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2013
This recipe doesn't tell you when to add the Grand Marnier and the Kahlua so I just added it with the extracts. This is a good variation on traditional spiced pecans that are served this time of year but this has a nice twist...a subtle hint of orange. I couldn't taste the rosemary at all and I thought that was an interesting addition so I think I will double that next time. These will be gone in no time they taste great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2013
This recipe doesn't tell you when to add the Grand Marnier and the Kahlua so I just added it with the extracts. This is a good variation on traditional spiced pecans that are served this time of year but this has a nice twist...a subtle hint of orange. I couldn't taste the rosemary at all and I thought that was an interesting addition so I think I will double that next time. These will be gone in no time they taste great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2019
Absolutely delicious! I made them per the recipe except doubled the cinnamon (I always do in any recipe). I d add more rosemary next time and could cut back on the sugar (they re very sweet) but yum!!! I m making another batch ASAP. Read More