Hi there! Happy Monday! I hope that you guys had an awesome weekend. Mine was really nice. I got to catch up with some old high school friends and it was so fun. I love when despite the years, you can start off right where you left off. Its pretty neat. :)
I’m still having a hard time believing that American Thanksgiving is nearly here! I’m so excited about it. I mean, what’s not to like – family, amazing food and time off!
This year, as I mentioned before, my family is making our way down to Long Island to spend the holiday with my uncle. We’re all super excited and looking forward to it. My mom has been absolutely working her butt off to get everything prepped and ready for Thursday. She’s pretty much super woman.
I was originally going to be making a version of my fall salad (roasted apple, butternut, shallots, feta, and cranberry dressing) for an appetizer again this year, but that idea was nixed by the planning crew.
Wanting to provide something (and stretch my culinary muscles), I decided to make some candied pecans. While they’re not a traditional part of our traditional holiday treats (yet?), they’re just so good.
I was pleased to find a very easy recipe that only required pecans, egg white, vanilla extract and brown sugar. I also made sure to add some cinnamon for good measure.
4 cups of pecans
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg (just for the white, do what you will with the yoke!)
splash of vanilla extract
parchment or wax paper
Here’s your challenge (not really, its easy!):
Preheat the oven to 275 degrees. Beat the egg white until stiff (that’s what she said). Add the brown sugar, vanilla and cinnamon to the egg white and stir until combined.
Once all the pecans are coated in sugary vanilla-y deliciousness, roll out your wax or parchment paper and spray it with non-stick spray.
And bake for 15-20 minutes (until toasty). Warning, the smell is amazing. Really. I wish that I had smell-o-vision. Or something like it for the blog world.
Once the pecans are done, let those babies cool (if you can wait that long to taste them) and then place them in
your mouth a cute jar for safe travel.
Yum, they’re so tasty! I hope the family thinks so. :)
Are you making anything for Thanksgiving?