Saturday, December 12, 2009

Sugar and Spice Nuts

Makes about 5 cups. Prep time 15 min., bake: 55 min.
3/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. Sweet Spice Blend
3/4 tsp. salt
1 egg white
1 Tbsp. water
1 pound pecan nuts or other combination of raw nuts.
Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium bowl and set aside.
Beat egg white and 1 Tbsp. water in medium bown until foamy.
Add nuts to egg white mixture to coat evenly.
Add nuts to sugar mixture, stirring until evenly coated and place in a single layer on a buttered jelly roll pan.
Bake at 275 for 50-55 min, stirring every 15 min. Spread on wax paper and cool completely.
Store in an airtight container.

Sweet Spice Blend

Makes 6 Tbsp. Prep. time 5 min. (A 2 oz. jar of ground cardamom will cost about $10 - you can use cinnamon in it's place.
2 Tbsp. light brown sugar
2 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
4 tsp. dried ground ginger
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp. ground clover
1/2 tsp. ground cardamom
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Store in an airtight container.

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