- 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup of packed brown sugar
- 1 Tablespoon of ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
- 4 cups of unsalted pecan halves
- 1 egg white, whisked
Preheat your oven to 300 degrees.
Combine the granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, and cayenne pepper in a large bowl or ziplock bag. Shake or whisk until the ingredients are combined and then set aside.
In a separate bowl mix the pecans and egg white until the pecans are evenly coated. Then add the sugar and spice mixture and toss until combined.
Spread the mixture out into one layer on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for about 40 minutes or until the pecans are fragrant and the sugar coating is cooked.
Make sure to remove the tray from the oven every 20 minutes to flip and stir the nuts around. When the nuts are done, remove them from the oven and let them cool on a cooling rack until the nuts reach room temperature.
Transfer the nuts to a sealed container or tie them up with cellophane, a gift tag, and a pretty ribbon for the perfect holiday gift.
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