"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns." - George Eliot
Fall may very well be one of the most delicious seasons of all, for many reasons. It's really nice for a fall-addict like myself to live in Portland, aka the Land of Eternal Autumn. With moving to Arizona next month, I'm not sure how I will get acclimated to living in eternal summer, but something tells me I will find a way to cope...
Here is the next installment of my delicious autumn-themed recipes, sugared nuts! There's nothing like getting a paper cone full of warm sugared nuts from the local farmer's market or harvest festival to put you in the mindset of a delicious autumnal experience. In this post I'm sharing a Cinnamon Sugar Pecan recipe along with a Chocolate Pumpkin Spice one; you can sub your nut of choice for either of the recipes. Read on below for details!
1 lb. pecans
1 egg white
1 T water
3/4 t salt
1 C raw sugar
1/2 t cinnamon
Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
Whip egg white and water until frothy.
Mix together dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
Add pecans to whites, stir to fully coat nuts.
Toss pecans in dry ingredients until thoroughly coated.
Spread on a silicone baking mat on a cookie sheet.
Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Cashews
Ingredients & Directions
Same as above for Cinnamon Spice Pecans, sub pecans for 1 lb. of cashews and omit the cinnamon. In place of the cinnamon, add 3 t of Pumpkin Spice instant hot chocolate mix.
I used a hot chocolate mix my mom got me last year from Cost Plus World Market, but you can also easily make your own by adding a pumpkin spice mix (here's the link to mine) to instant hot chocolate---you can even add it to your coffee for your own homemade PSL! Get crazy with it!
These nut recipes are so good fresh out of the oven when they're nice and warm.
They also make a great gift put in a mason jar or see-through bag. Try it and let me know how much you and your family and friends enjoyed them!
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