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Caramelized Pecans Recipe

Caramelized Pecans Recipe

You are going to love these Caramelized Pecans! This recipe is perfect for dessert, appetizers, snacks and much more!

Caramelized Pecans

While we are enjoying all things apple and pumpkin this time of the year, we often forget about a very delicious snack: Pecans! This Caramelized Pecan recipe is our favorite to enjoy! 

I love to put them out for as an appetizer or on my cheeseboard on Thanksgiving or better yet, they are a delicious dessert thanks to the cinnamon and sugar! They’re also delicious on salads, perfect as gifts, as a quick snack and much more! 

Caramelized Pecans

How to make these Caramelized Pecans: 

Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post for a full, printable recipe!

You’ll need: 

Caramelized Pecans

1 egg white
cream of tartar
vanilla extract 
pecans
brown sugar
white sugar
cinnamon
salt

Preheat oven to 300F

Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. If using parchment paper, you may want to apply a light spray of cooking oil to prevent sticking. Set aside.

Caramelized Pecans

With an electric mixer, beat the egg white and cream of tartar until light and frothy, about 4 minutes. Beat in the vanilla until just combined.

Fold the pecans into the egg white mixture, coating completely.

In a small separate bowl, combine the sugars and salt.

Stir the sugar mixture into the pecan mixture until completely combined.

Caramelized Pecans

Fold the coated pecans onto your prepared baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.

Bake until the pecan coating is as crunchy as you desire – they will be a bit sticky, but the stickiness will go away as they cool at room temperature.

Caramelized Pecans

Allow pecans to cool on the baking sheet fully before breaking up and storing or serving.

Caramelized Pecans

Some of my other favorite recipes to use with pecans: 

Pecan Pie Cupcakes 
Bite Size Pecan Cheese Balls
Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Pecans and Pineapple
Fruit and Chicken Salad With Homemade Poppy Seed Dressing
Pecan Pie Cake 
Puff Pastry Chocolate Pecan Palmiers

Caramelized PecansCandied Pecans Recipe

 

Caramelized Pecans recipe

Caramelized Pecans recipe

Yield: 12
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
You are going to love these Caramelized Pecans! This recipe is perfect for dessert, appetizers, snacks and much more!

Ingredients

  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or vanilla paste
  • 3 cups pecans
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 300F
    2. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. If using parchment paper, you may want to apply a light spray of cooking oil to prevent sticking. Set aside.
    3. With an electric mixer, beat the egg white and cream of tartar until light and frothy, about 4 minutes.
    4. Beat in the vanilla until just combined.
    5. Fold the pecans into the egg white mixture, coating completely.
    6. In a small separate bowl, combine the sugars and salt.
    7. Stir the sugar mixture into the pecan mixture until completely combined.
    8. Fold the coated pecans onto your prepared baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
    9. Bake until the pecan coating is as crunchy as you desire - they will be a bit sticky, but the stickiness will go away as they cool at room temperature.
    10. Allow your Caramelized Pecans to cool on the baking sheet fully before breaking up and storing or serving.

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