Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Sweet Spiced Nuts

This recipe is a quick and easy way to have your whole house smelling delicious and to have a yummy snack on hand. I particularly love them sprinkled over vanilla ice cream. You can change the spice measurements easily to taste. Last time, I doubled the amount of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice, and they turned out great.

1 egg white
5 cups walnut halves or pieces
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

1. Grease 15x10x1 inch baking pan; set aside. In a large bowl beat together egg white and 1 teaspoon water with a fork. Add nuts, toss to coat. In a small mixing bowl combine sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Sprinkle sugar mixture over walnuts; toss to coat.

2. Spread nuts in prepared baking pan. Bake in a 325 degree oven 20 minutes. Spread on waxed paper; cool. Break into pieces. Store in airtight container. Makes 7 cups nuts.

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