Thursday, December 21, 2017

WELCOME WINTER SOLSTICE with CANDIED PECANS

“O, wind, if winter comes, 
can spring be far behind?"
~ Percy Shelley



Winter at Hubbard Lake


CANDIED PECANS 

(Compliments of Two Peas & Their Pod)


1/2  cup granulated sugar
1/2  cup light brown sugar
1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
1  tsp. salt
16  ounces (about 4 cups) unsalted pecan halves
1 egg white
1/2  tsp. vanilla extract
1  tsp water


  • Preheat oven to 300º. Line a large baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, add sugars, cinnamon, and salt. Whisk until combined. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the egg white, vanilla, and water together until fluffy. Add Pecans and gently toss until pecans are well coated. Add the sugar and cinnamon mixture and toss until pecans are covered. 
  • Spread pecans out in a single layer on prepared baking sheet. Bake for about 40-45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. The sugar mixture will harden on the pecans. 
  • Remove from the oven and let the pecans cool on the baking sheet. When completely cool store in an airtight container for up to 1 month. 


CANDIED PECANS

5 comments:

Beth @ PlantPostings said...

Yum! I enlarged the photo and imagined the taste and the scent. Thanks!

joey said...

You are a dear, Beth. As you can see, I haven't posted in a Coon's Age but many on FB asked for the recipe. Merry Christmas, dear friend.

RobinL said...

Mmmm, those pecans are delish! Lately I’ve been addicted to simply salted pecans.

Fleuriful said...

That comment encapsulates exactly how I feel about winter, the joy of it is that Spring is right around the corner.

Lucy Corrander Now in Halifax! said...

I've moved from Dorset - right on the south coast of England - up to the post-industrial, urban north-west (with hills and moors surrounding). So I'm in my first year of new seasons and cannot yet answer Shelley's question. In Dorset spring sprung almost immediately after Christmas it seemed. It will be an adventure to see how long it takes to arrive here.

I have a new blog to match my new address. Instead of Loose and Leafy in Dorset I've moved to Loose and Leafy in Halifax.

Hope you are having a splendid start to 2018

https://looseandleafyinhalifax.blogspot.co.uk/