Nonni Netta’s Spiced Roasted Pecans

This recipe will forever remind me of my grandmother because I made them for her shortly before she passed away.  These are a great snack for the game or a crunchy topping for desserts or salads.  They are easy to make and keep well in the fridge.  Keep in mind that nuts contain natural oils that tend to spoil quickly, so you always want to store them in the fridge or freezer.  You can certainly substitute your favorite nut for the pecans and it would be just as delicious.  Enjoy!

Prep Time:  5 minutes            Cook time:  15 minutes               Makes 9 oz roasted nuts

9 oz pecan halves

3 tbsp liquid egg whites

2 tbsp brown sugar

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/8 tsp ground cloves

1/4 tsp cardamom

few grinds of freshly grated nutmeg

pinch of salt

First whisk together the egg whites, sugar, salt and spices until well blended.  Add the pecans and toss util they are completely coated with the spice mixture.  Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the pecans onto the baking sheet in a single layer.  Place in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes or until the tops are brown.  Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before serving or storing.

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