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Sugar-and-Spice Pecans

- Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Amy Burke
Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Amy Burke

Hands-on time: 15 minutes
Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Yields: Makes 4 cups

Ingredients

1 egg white

4 cups pecan halves and pieces

1/2 cup sugar

1 tablespoon orange zest

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground ginger

How to Make It

Preheat oven to 350°. Whisk egg white in a large bowl until foamy. Add pecans, and stir until evenly coated.

Stir together sugar and next 3 ingredients in a small bowl until blended. Sprinkle sugar mixture over pecans; stir gently until pecans are evenly coated. Spread pecans in a single layer in a lightly greased aluminum foil-lined 15- x 10-inch jelly-roll pan.

Bake at 350° for 24 to 26 minutes or until pecans are toasted and dry, stirring once after 10 minutes. Remove from oven, and let cool until completely cool (about 30 minutes).

Note: To make ahead, prepare pecans as directed. Store in a zip-top plastic freezer bag at room temperature up to 3 days, or freeze up to 3 weeks.

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