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Lori's Sugar and Spice Pecans


  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon orange (or lemon) juice
  • 3 cups pecan halves
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves


  • Preheat oven to 300⁰.
  • Beat egg white until frothy; add orange juice and beat again.
  • Add nuts, stirring gently to coat.
  • Combine remaining ingredients, add to pecans and stir to coat.
  • Spread evenly on greased cookie sheet (10"x15" pan – stoneware pans do not need to be greased).
  • Bake for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes.
  • Cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container or ziploc bag.


Feel free to experiment with the spice combination (cardamom, cayenne, chipotle, finely ground coffee, etc.) and the nuts (almonds, walnuts, cashews, etc.) in this recipe.
Freezing the pecans will keep them fresh for a few months.