Glazed Spicy Cinnamon Pecans


This makes a great gift. Put pecans in mason jar and tie lid with ribbon or raffia. My family and friends love them and request them every holiday. Easy and inexpensive gift. Adjust spice to your liking.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 cups


  • ½ cup butter, melted

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 3 large egg whites, lightly beaten

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste

  • 4 cups pecan halves


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil. Pour butter over foil layer.

  2. Whisk sugar, egg whites, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper together in a large bowl. Add pecans and toss to fully coat. Spread coated pecans on the buttered baking sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven, stirring and flipping pecans after 10 minutes, until pecans are toasted, about 20 minutes. Cool pecans on baking sheet for 15 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Make sure the pecans are tossed around on cookie sheet while baking to ensure they don't burn on one side. Careful not to break the foil.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

308 Calories
27g Fat
17g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 308
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 51mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 135mg 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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