Orange Spiced Pecans

This recipe came from a place of necessity. A baby shower was held to celebrate our return to the U.S., and I needed six thank you gifts for the wonderful women who threw it. What is great about this recipe is its simplicity and its shelf stability. They won’t keep fresh forever, but definitely long enough to get them in the mail! Recipe makes six even bags which should be about four serving each.


  • 2 egg white
  • 2 pounds of pecans
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp orange extract
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cloves
  • 1 tsp nutmeg


Preheat the oven to 350F/175C. Then, coat the pecans in the egg whites and orange extract in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients and sprinkle it evenly over the pecans. Spread your pecans into one layer onto 3 lined baking sheet. Cook for ten minutes, then remove baking sheets and stir the pecans. Cook for another ten minutes making sure not to burn the pecans.


Nutrition for 1/24 of recipe

  • ¬†calories 285
  • fat 27.2 (g)
  • protein 4.4 (g)
  • carbs 10.3 (g)


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