- 8 oz. dry roasted peanuts
- 1/2 c. unblanched whole almonds
- 1/2 c. walnut or pecan halves
- 1 egg white, lightly beaten
- 1 tsp. water
- 3/4 c. sugar
- 1 Tbsp. pumpkin pie spice
I figured the jar contained about six cups of nuts, so I tripled the recipe. AND, I used
2-1/2 tbsp. apple pie spice mix (it's all I had) and added pumpkin pie spice to make up the difference.
Directions: In a large bowl, combine egg white(s) and water. Add nuts; toss to coat. Combine sugar and spice; sprinkle over the nuts and toss until well coated. Spread nut mixture on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake at 300 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. Immediately transfer to waxed paper to cool. Break up into large clusters and store in covered container.
My spiced nuts didn't turn out like I wanted because I was in a hurry. Here's where I went a bit wrong. I forgot that this recipe was pretty sweet and forgot to cut back on the amount of sugar...about half of what the recipe calls for. Because I made one large batch instead of three small batches, the sugar didn't 'cook' like it should have. I needed to run a few errands, so I turned the oven off after 30 minutes and left them there while I was gone. As a result, the spiced nuts turned out more like a praline instead of slightly sweetened, spiced nuts.
If you like the praline type nuts then, by all means, add all the sugar. They still taste good. Really good. All in all, they turned out pretty yummy. And they're addictive, too. You can print out the recipe for Spiced Mixed Nuts here.
Quote for the day ~ "For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together.
For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad." ~
Edwin Way Teale