Spiced Spanish Almonds

Spiced Spanish Almonds created by Muffin Goddess

Salty, sweet and laced with smoke -- the perfect kind of almond for a party. If any remain the next day, savor them over a salad topped with sliced ripe pears and shaved Manchego cheese. From 'EatingWell.com' and posted for ZWT5. NOTE: Cooling time included in PREP time.

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  • Preheat oven to 275°F Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • Whisk brown sugar, cumin, paprika, thyme, salt and cayenne in a large bowl.
  • Whisk egg white and water in a medium bowl until foamy.
  • Add almonds to egg mixture and stir to coat; pour through a sieve to drain off excess egg white.
  • Transfer the almonds to the bowl of spices; stir well to coat.
  • Spread evenly on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake the almonds for 30 minutes.
  • Stir, reduce the oven temperature to 200F and bake until almonds are dry and golden, about 30 minutes more.
  • Let cool before serving, 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
  • NOTE: Spanish Marcona almonds have recently become more popular and more available. They're a little flatter than ordinary almonds, with a richer flavor. Always skinned, most Marcona almonds have already been sauteed in oil and lightly salted when you get them. For this recipe, select unsalted and oil-free nuts if you can, though either will work well. You can find them in specialty stores.
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"Salty, sweet and laced with smoke -- the perfect kind of almond for a party. If any remain the next day, savor them over a salad topped with sliced ripe pears and shaved Manchego cheese. From 'EatingWell.com' and posted for ZWT5. NOTE: Cooling time included in PREP time."

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  1. Muffin Goddess
    Spiced Spanish Almonds Created by Muffin Goddess
  2. Muffin Goddess
    Loved these! Liked that they had a little kick, but not too much of one. This was my first time trying Marcona almonds, too -- I like them so much better than the garden-variety almonds! I'm pretty sure DH is going to wipe these out pretty darn quick, good thing I snagged some before I left for work, lol. Thanks for posting! Made by a fellow Honey for ZWT8
  3. Sharon123
    Loved the sweet and spicy flavors int he almonds. I halved the recipe and ate them while watching the Olympics. THanks! Made for the Herbaceous Curvaceous Honeys for ZWT Spain-2012.
  4. Ma Field
    Spicy, sweet and delicious! They went on my snack tray for watching the Summer Games and flew faster than Ryan Lochte swims!<br/>Can't wait to make some for Christmas gifts. Enjoyed by Herbaceous Honey teammate for ZWT8.
  5. diner524
    OMG are these ever addictive!!!! Really loved the combination of flavors, sweet, salty, spicy. I also liked that they wasn't any added fats. This is definitely a keeper and I was already asked for the recipe from my DS's girlfriend. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Made for ZWT 8.
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