Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 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.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 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!
Most Helpful

I'm not sure why, but I've been on a seasoned nut kick since PAC, so these were a perfect choice for me to make. These have such a lovely flavor! I was kind of expecting the seasoning to be a bit stronger than it was, so later on I might try a couple more batches with some tweaks (increased spice mix, different curry powder, maybe a bit of hot pepper). They're definitely addictive little suckers, that's for sure! :) Thanks for posting! Made for The Queens of Quisine for ZWT 6

Muffin Goddess May 26, 2010

These are little bits of perfection! They're full of flavor and oh so good. I only made half the recipe, but wish I had made the whole thing cause they were gone in a flash. Made for the X-tra Hot Dishes of ZWT 6.

Dreamgoddess May 22, 2010

They're fabulous! I used my own home made seasoning salt and only one tablespoon brown cane sugar, and they turned out sooo good :D Yes, and I used the half hot and half mild option - excellent! Will make this again with all mild and maybe one batch with all hot curry. Thanks a lot for posting!! Made for POOL PARTY of the Diabetic Forum May 2010.

Mia in Germany May 05, 2010