This recipe was given to me about 25 years ago by a little old lady whom I respected a great deal. She was one of those great Southern Cooks, and close to 85 years old when she gave me the recipe.
This recipe is the perfect balance between sweet and warm aromatic spices. Hey, that sounded like something out of a cookbook! Anyway, these are sweet, but not overly sweet. I bet it would be even better if the pecans were lightly smoked.
1 Egg white, slightly beaten
2 Tbsp. Cold water
1/2 cup Sugar
1/4 tsp. Ground Cloves
1/4 tsp. Allspice
1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Salt
4 cups Pecan halves
Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
In a medium sized bowl, combine all ingredients, except pecans. Set aside for 15
After 15 minutes, add pecans to sugar mixture and stir.
Spread pecan mixture evenly, in a single layer, onto a greased cookie sheet, and bake 1
Twice during baking, remove pan from oven, and using a spatula, scrape and turn the
pecan mixture off the cookie sheet and re-arrange into a single layer.
When baking is complete, immediately loosen pecans from sheet.
Store in an airtight container.
Edited by Corndog - 6/13/13 at 2:46pm