Friday, July 16, 2010

100. Glazed Cinnamon Pecans, Bark

Cinnamon is a fascinating spice. I did not know it came from the bark of an evergreen tree until I bought two pieces of it in St. Lucia. I still have those 30-year old pieces.

Although, most often used as a spice in desserts or breads, cinnamon does have health benefits. Ten health benefits are listed on the following website:

Cinnamon is a wonderfully fragrant spice and it can even be used as a room air freshener -  just sprinkle ground cinnamon into a small, dry pan and heat on low. The sweet aroma will fill the air.

The aroma of cinnamon is comforting, and as well all know, those glazed nuts often sold at theaters and shopping malls are very hard to resist. My husband, Tad, cannot pass them by!

Today's recipe will provide you with a large supply of tasty, crisp glazed pecans - as good as any sold at the mall and a lot less expensive, too!

Glazed Cinnamon Pecans

3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
1 large egg white
4 1/2 tsp cold water
3 1/2 C pecan halves

Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Coat a baking sheet lightly with a non-stick spray. Put baking sheet in the oven while preparing pecans.
In a small bowl, mix spices and sugar. In a large bowl, beat egg white and water until foamy. Add pecans and stir to coat well. Add sugar/spice mixture and stir to coat evenly.

Remove baking pan from oven and spoon coated nuts evenly over bottom of pan. Bake nuts for 30 minutes. Stir with fork, but keep nuts evenly spread in pan. Bake for 30 minutes more until golden.

Remove pan from oven and allow nuts to cool for 5 minutes. Break apart any nuts that are stuck together. Store in an airtight container. Nuts may be stored for up to a month at room temperature.


  1. Marian wrote: I would be like Tad--wouldn't be able to stop eating those nuts! I've actually eaten some that were quite similar, and I'm sure I embarrassed myself by eating so many.

    You have really worked on this project, and I have enjoyed it tremendously. Your expenditure of time, money, ingredients, and ideas has surely been my gain. Thanks so much!

  2. Tony wrote: You should see how many street vendors sell these pecans. I've never bought them, but hopefully Holly will make them.