We always have a plan of attack for holiday cooking. There is a specific order in which we prepare the holiday meal. Thanksgiving always begins with making the deviled eggs so we can eat the leftover filling for breakfast. Next on the list is always Lily’s candied pecans.
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This recipe not only makes the house smell like the holiday season, but it is so simple that almost any of my children can complete it. As an added bonus, it’s a crock pot recipe that leaves the oven free for other cooking.
Crock Pot Candied Pecans Recipe
I first found this recipe here on the Family Fresh Meals site, then we modified it a bit to suit our tastes.
1 cup organic cane sugar
1/2 cup organic brown sugar
1.5 Tbsp. Cinnamon
1/4 Teaspoon ground clove
1 Egg White
2 teaspoons Vanilla
4 cups pecans (or any nuts you choose. *We love this recipe with Almonds.)
1/4 cup water
Combine sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon and clove in a bowl and set aside.
Whisk together egg white and vanilla until frothy.
Spray inside of crock pot with olive oil.
Pour nuts in crock pot then cover with egg white mixture and stir until evenly coated.
Sprinkle on sugar mixture and stir util evenly coated.
Cook on low for 3 hours, stirring every 30 minutes (no worries if you forget to stir a few times).
At 2.5 hours stir in 1/4 cup water.
After three hours, spread the nuts on a sheet of wax paper to cool.
Store in an air tight container.
Tips and Ideas
- Double the recipe in a larger crock pot to have plenty to share.
- Use colorful holiday containers to give these as gifts.
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