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Nutcracker Spiced Pecans Recipe

Nutcracker Spiced Pecans

Whether your family plans to attend a live performance of the ballet "The Nutcracker' or watch a DVD version at home, these sweet, spiced pecans make a scrumptious snack to complement the experience.


  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup pecan halves


  1. Heat the oven to 300 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray the foil with nonstick spray. Mix the cinnamon, sugar, and nutmeg in a quart-size sealable plastic bag.
  2. In a small bowl, lightly beat the egg white until foamy. Stir the pecans into the egg white, making sure they are well coated. Empty the bowl of pecans into the bag with the spice mixture, seal the bag, and shake well.
  3. Spread the pecans on the cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Serve warm or cooled. Makes about 1-1/4 cups.