Monday, December 19, 2011

Glazed Pecans

Tonight I made my annual glazed pecans for the holidays, which is a great gift to be able to give to family and friends.
The recipe is super easy with only a few ingredients and they are so delicious. I usually have to hand them out right away because if not I will eat the entire batch.
2lbs shelled whole pecans
4 eggs whites
2 cups sugar
2 sticks vegan butter
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Beat the egg whites until thick and gradually start to add in the sugar. Once beaten together fold in pecans.

In a separate bowl melt the butter on the stove top and mix in the vanilla. Fold the butter and vanilla into the pecan mixture and coat all pecans.

Place mixture into a large glass baking dish (I use a 9x13 Pyrex dish).

Cook in the oven at 350 turning every 10-15 minutes until there is no remaining liquid left in the pan. Usually I cook them for about an hour or so but once the liquid is gone they are done. Be sure to let the mixture cool entirely before transferring the pecans to a container. If you store in an air tight container they will last indefinitely.

Question: What is your favorite recipe to make for the holidays?