Curried Pecans

Total Time
1hr 30mins
10 mins
1 hr 20 mins

An excellent snack for most any occasion--holidays, camping, sporting event get togethers, lunchboxes, etc. We can't stop eating them! These make a great gift, just cut a piece of cellophane and wrap into a cone shape tied with a colorful ribbon, or place in a pretty tin. They will be appreciated.

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  • 1 lb pecans, whole
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons orange rind, finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt (such as Lawry's)
  • 1 teaspoon mild curry powder (sometimes I use 1/2 hot- 1/2 mild for a little more kick)


  1. Preheat oven to 250°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix egg white with water until a bit frothy.
  3. Stir in the pecans and mix until pecans are well coated with egg white mixture.
  4. Combine sugar, orange rind, seasoned salt and curry powder in a Ziploc bag.
  5. Remove pecans from egg white bowl,and add to the bag. Discard any remaining egg white mixture.
  6. Seal up the bag and shake vigorously to coat pecans with spices.
  7. Spread nuts onto two baking sheets and place in oven. I line mine with parchment paper.
  8. Bake pecans for 20 minutes, then remove from oven and stir and spread out on pan again.
  9. Turn off oven, place pecans back in the oven, and crack oven door. Let them remain there for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until they are crisp.
  10. Enjoy!