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Toasted Orange Pecans With Cranberries

Toasted Orange Pecans With Cranberries

Serves: 12

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1/2 cup granulated sugar
Zest of 1 orange
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pinch ground cinnamon
1 egg white
3 cups pecan halves
1/2 cup dried sweetened cranberries


Heat oven to 325 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with foil. 

In a small bowl, combine the sugar, orange zest, salt and cinnamon. Rub the mixture between your fingers to release the orange oil into the sugar.

In a large bowl, whisk egg white until frothy. Add the pecans and toss to coat. Add the sugar mixture and toss thoroughly. Spread the pecans in a single layer on prepared cookie sheet.

Bake until toasted and crispy, 15 to 20 minutes. Immediately loosen the pecans and break apart. Stir in the cranberries. Cool completely; store in an airtight container.


Per serving: 214 calories (percent of calories from fat, 72), 2 grams protein, 13 grams carbohydrates, 2 grams fiber, 18 grams fat (1 gram saturated), no cholesterol, 94 milligrams sodium.

About the recipe

Sweet and salty, and more scented than flavored with orange, these nuts are just right for the holidays.