Sugar and spice and everything nice. These are a holiday tradition with a wonderful kick.


Recipe Summary

15 mins
30 mins
45 mins
1 pound nuts


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Mix white sugar, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl.

  • Beat egg white and water together in a separate large bowl until frothy but not yet stiff; add pecans and stir to coat. Season nuts with the sugar mixture and spread onto the prepared baking sheet in a single layer.

  • Roast in oven, turning occasionally, until the nuts are browned and no longer moist, about 30 minutes.

  • Set baking sheet on a wire rack to cool nuts, breaking apart any nuts stuck together.

Cook's Note:

You can use pecan halves, if you prefer.

These nuts can be stored in a plastic bag in your freezer.

Nutrition Facts

495 calories; protein 5.7g 11% DV; carbohydrates 33.8g 11% DV; fat 40.9g 63% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 591mg 24% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 3 stars
I made half a recipe and used pecan halves. I kept looking at them to see if they were done using the direction of the submitter about baking them until they are not moist. It was hard to tell because of the color of the coating and I did overcook them in the 25 minutes they were in the oven. These were pretty good but I thought maybe there was too much sugar for the amount of pecans that I had weighed for accuracy. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
There is a local merchant that sells cayenne pepper almonds it is similar to this. Thanks ive been looking everywhere. Will update soon with how it turned out! Read More