Cinnamon Orange Glazed Pecans

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Cinnamon Orange Glazed Pecans
Sweet and just slightly salty, these pecans can be addictive with their cinnamon and orange flavored coating.
Recipe type: Candy
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Recipe Notes
Pan: Large Rimmed Baking Sheet Pan Prep: Foil Lined Oven Temp: 300° Yield: 2 Cups Storage: Airtight Container, Room Temperature

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Ingredients
Candy:
  • ½ cup loosely packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest (about ½ orange)
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon pure orange extract
  • 2 cups pecans halves
Instructions
Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with foil.
Candy:
  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, granulated sugar, orange zest, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat egg white with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Add water, vanilla extract, and orange extract. Continue beating until stiff peaks form.
  3. Add the pecan halves to the egg whites; stir by hand with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula until the pecans are coated with egg white. Sprinkle the sugar mixture over the pecans, stirring until all the pecans are coated.
  4. Spread pecans in an even layer on the baking sheet, separating the pecans as much as possible.
  5. Bake: Bake for 30 minutes. While baking, the mixture appears to puff up and bake together in a mass. Remove from oven and let cool for about 20 minutes. When cool, peel the pecans away from the foil and break the pecan pieces apart.
Adapted From: Taste of the South Magazine, Christmas Cooking Southern Style, 2007