Meredith Leigh

Writer | Butcher | Farmer | Cook

{Everything is Delicious if You Do it Right}

Bacon-Kissed Holiday Spiced Nuts

1 lb. pecan halves
1 C. brown sugar
1 t. sea salt
1/4 t. cayenne pepper
1 t. ground cinnamon
1 egg white, beaten until foamy
1 T. water
4 T. bacon grease, melted

Preheat oven to 300F. Combine brown sugar, salt, cayenne,  and cinnamon in a large bowl. Set aside. In a medium bowl, combine the foamy egg white and water and toss the pecan halves in this mixture to coat. Next, dump the egg-coated nuts into the sugar and spice mixture. Toss to coat thoroughly and as evenly as possible. Line a baking sheet with parchment and spread the coated nuts evenly across the pan. Bake at 300F until the nuts are crispy and toasted, about 30-35 minutes. As soon as they come out of the oven, pour the melted bacon grease over the top, taking care to pour in a thin stream and coat the nuts lightly but evenly on their tops. Allow nuts to cool completely, then break them apart and allow them to totally dry before packing them in jars for gifts or for storage. They will keep for a few weeks, but they won't last that long. 

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