You know those stands that sell caramelized nuts? The ones whose delicious, sugary, cinnamon-y smells make resisting nearly impossible? Well, now you can make those delicious roasted spiced nuts at home! I know, right?! You’re welcome.
What you need:
- 3/4 c. sugar
- 3 T. water
- 1 egg white
- 1 t. cinnamon
- 3/4 t. salt
- 1/2 t. cloves
- 1/4 t. allspice
- 1/4 t. nutmeg
- 2 c. pecan halves*
- 1 1/2 c. whole almonds, preferably raw and unblanched*
*I do sometimes substitute whole walnuts for some part of the other nuts. I prefer more pecans and almonds than walnuts, so I do not usually substitute more than 1 c. walnuts total.
- 15″ x 10″ x 1″ baking sheet
- aluminum foil
- large bowl and spatula
- measuring cups and spoons
- waxed paper
Time: 5 minutes prep + 45 minutes baking.
Serves: Makes 3 1/2 cups.
Multiplying the recipe: If you have two large cookie sheets, this is easily doubled.
Roasted Caramelized Spiced Nuts:
Preheat the oven to 250F. Grease a 15″ x 10″ x 1″ baking sheet or line with foil.
In a large bowl, combine the sugar, water, egg white, cinnamon, salt, cloves, allspicem and nutmeg. Stir well to combine.
Add nuts and stir to coat with the spiced mixture. Dump onto the prepared baking sheet and spread out as evenly as possible.
Bake for 35-45 minutes, stirring after each 15 minute interval. Check more often during the final 15 minutes. Spread on waxed paper to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.