Sunday, September 9, 2012

Candied Pecans #SundaySupper

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?

 
This week, the fabulous #SundaySupper crew is having a Tailgate Party!  Now, I know that you're all rooting for the Badgers and the Packers, right?  Right?  RIGHT! 
 
In this house, football is taken very seriously.  Additionally, we like to make a tradition around the food the accompanies the weekend hours of watching sports.  Nuts are a great "sport food" because they're not messy, and you can nosh from pre-game all the way to OT.
 
Sometimes, we'll just dump a bunch of mixed nuts into a fancy bowl, but when the game is really important, I'll whip up a batch of Candied Pecans.  They're simple to make, and they remind everyone in this family of the hot, candied nuts that you can buy at local sporting events.  They're great when served hot or cold, so if it's easier to make them ahead of time, you can do that, too!  Just make sure to store them in an air-tight container when they're cooled.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ingredients
  • 16 oz. of Pecans, halved
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 Tbsp of water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 Cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp (scant) of salt
 
Directions
 
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees.  Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil, and spray the foil with non-stick cooking spray. 
 
Combine the egg white, water, and vanilla extract in a large bowl and whip with a whisk until the mixture is frothy and resembles foam.  Add the pecans to the bowl and combine until the pecans are coated in the foam mixture.  In another small bowl, combine and mix the sugar, cinnamon, and salt.  Then, pour the sugar mixture onto the pecans and stir until all the pecans are coated in the sugar mixture.  Pour the pecans into the prepared roasting pan, and spread them out until they're in an even layer.  Cook for 1 hour, stirring the pecans every 15 minutes while they're cooking.  Cool slightly before serving as they will be hot.  Be careful not to overcook/burn.
 
Make sure that the pecans are completely coated with the egg white mixture
 
Pecans cooking in the prepared roasting pan.  I used a 13x9 glass pan lined with sprayed foil
 
 
So, what do you have cooking up for your Tailgate Party?  If you're out of ideas, we've got you covered for the rest of the season. I can't wait to try out this week's featured recipes.  It makes me wish football season was all year long!
 
For more ideas, join us on Sunday as we share our favorite tailgate recipes and tips. Hop on twitter at 6pm CST for the live #SundaySupper chat.  Yes, I know the Packer game will probably be in the 4th Quarter.  If you can't join us right at 6pm CST, then jump in when the game ends.  See you then!


The Lineup

Pre Game Warm-ups:
On the Sidelines:
Main Events:
Overtime:
From the Cooler:
Wine Pairings by Wine Everyday
 


                             

47 comments:

  1. I LOVE Candied pecans! I hope I can get some pecans from my in-laws again this year & make some of these when the season gets here!

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  2. I am VERY ready for these pecans for sure!! I love them so much. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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  3. Love this recipe...love candied pecans too! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  4. Oh my gosh! These look like the ones they have at the mall. I call them crack nuts. They are so addictive!

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    1. I actually wanted to mention something in the post about "mall nuts", but I didn't know if we were the only ones that had them!

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  5. These look so delicious! I like to add candied nuts to salads. It is so good!!! So if you could send me a pound of these I would appreciate it :)

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  6. I love candied nuts, Melanie! I toss 'em in salads too!

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  7. Love this!! What a neat idea!! Thanks for sharing for #SS!

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  8. My husband would be ALL OVER this recipe! Delish! And I bet they make your house smell amazing...

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    1. My house? Try the whole neighborhood!

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  9. A healthy snack AND would love this in place of croutons on a salad!!!

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  10. We LOOOOOOVE candied pecans. Yours look divine! Gorgeous photos!

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  11. The are awesome! I just showed the recipe to my husband and he said... I hope you are making those today for the Eagles game!

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  12. I adore candied pecans, especially sweet and spicy like these! Great recipe. Have a nice sunday!

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  13. Love this recipe! I always hover over the candied pecans at parties :) will be making this one soon!

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  14. Oh I love candied pecans and I have been wanting to try and make them myself, I booked marked this recipe to try. Thanks for sharing

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  15. Great recipe for the fall, the holidays, and a Virtual Tailgate with #SundaySupper! These are sure to go first! See you tonight on twitter @fromagechick!

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  16. My husband just the other day asked me to make him some candied peanuts so I'm going to do just that today.

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  17. I love candied pecans...they get me thinking of fall and winter! They are a great snack food to keep around the house.

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  18. Need to save up for the pecans but this looks like a winner for Christmas gifts too

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  19. YUMMY!!! These look amazing! And Sarah - I totally agree- these would be perfect at Christmas time! I have an amazing Pear, Blue Cheese, and Candied Pecan salad with these in it that I will be using this recipe for from now on! Thank you for sharing!

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  20. Stuff like this is always a hit--at my parties, homemade flavored nuts go fast!

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  21. This is a great recipe and I can see myself using it for football parties and holiday parties. Thanks for sharing!!

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  22. Not oly does this make a fantastic snack for games, I totally see it out for the holidays! Bookmarked!

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  23. I could eat a million of these. Number one favorite is the pecan!!

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  24. I had never considered making these until reading this post. Sounds so simple and tasty. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. They are ridiculously simple to make- and people are impressed with them! Do it! You won't regret it!

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  25. On Wisconsin!! I grew up right outside of Madison, but now live in Colorado. What a great snack for the game. Kind of glad they are not sitting here right now, because I would make a huge dent in a bowl!

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  26. I can eat those all day long! I love candied pecans. And even though you are a Packers fan I will still be your friend. We just wont talk football. I'm a Bears fan! Da Bears!

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    1. Hmmm Bears fan? Yeah, we probably shouldn't talk football then!

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  27. I'm ready for some football, and I could sure go for some of these delicious pecans. Happy #SundaySupper!

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  28. Thank you so much for this recipe - I love candied nuts soooooo much! I'm one of those horrible people at events who will try and pick as many candied nuts out of the communal salad into her own plate while disregarding the greens (hangs head in shame). I'm always collecting candied nuts recipes and this one is going right to the top of the pile!

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  29. I love candied pecans! Can't get enough of them! :)

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  30. These would be great for ANY party or holiday! I always have nuts in the house!

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  31. I love love love these and cannot wait to try making myself :)Such a lovely snack idea for any party!

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  32. Oh, your candied pecans look divine...I've made a similar recipe...truly irresistible! PS..the Packers stunk last night...hope they play better against the Bears. I have another wager going with a Chicago area blogger :)

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    1. Ugh-- they were so bad on Sunday. Thankfully, they're looking better against the Bears.

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  33. These look amazing and super addicting!

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  34. Oooh these are so yummy !! Will be making these. May try it with walnuts instead, since I have a bunch at home right now. thanks for sharing :)

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  35. Oh my...I'd have such a hard time with portion control on these! Not only do they sound great to have in a bowl during a party, but they would make a great homemade food gift for Christmas.

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  36. I could never make them bc they'd be gone before kick off LOL sorry I hate the packers bc I'm a steelers girl ;) but I'll forgive you since you posted these nuts. Think they'll make a great gift too, both to mail and got my non chocoholic friends.

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    1. Good thing I posted these nuts! It's amazing how much football can divide people, eh? :-)

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  37. I love candied nuts and these look amazing! Tailgating aside, these are also great for packaging and giving out at the holidays!

    Jamie @ www.mamamommymom.com

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