Candied Pecans

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • Yield

    4½ cups

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Stars Desserts

By Emily Luchetti

Published 1993

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These nuts are wonderful eaten plain, over ice cream, or in cakes.


  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 14 ounces pecan halves


Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.

Combine the brown sugar and cinnamon in a stainless steel bowl and set aside.

Whisk the egg white in a separate bowl until frothy. Stir in the vanilla extract, the pecans, and then the reserved brown sugar mixture.

Spread the pecans evenly on a baking sheet and bake them for 30 minutes until they are dry.