Save time this holiday season when you make delicious candied pecans in your slow cooker. Perfect for holiday deserts or gift giving and making the house smell like Christmas!
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We always have a plan of attack for holiday cooking. There is a specific order in which we prepare every 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.
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.
How do I make candied pecans in a slow cooker?
First, you start with large pecan halves. Pecan halves and pieces will cook to mush or tiny bits and will not present well. I recommend buying pecan halves in bulk, especially if you want to make this recipe more than once in order to give bags of pecans as gifts.
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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. ground cinnamon
1/4 Teaspoon ground cloves
1 Egg White
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
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.
Slow Cooker Candied Pecans
Delicious candied pecans made easily in the slow cooker. Perfect for holiday deserts, gift giving and making the house smell like Christmas!
- 1 cup Organic Cane Sugar
- 1/2 Cup Organic Brown Sugar
- 1.5 tbsp Cinnamon
- 0.25 tsp Ground Cloves
- 1 Egg White
- 2 tsp Vanilla
- 1/4 Cup Water
- 4 Cups Pecans May substitute any nut
- 2 tsp Olive Oil
- 1 Sheet Wax Paper
Combine dry ingredients and set aside.
Spray inside of crock pot.
Pour nuts into crock pot.
Mix together egg white and vanilla.
Pour egg white mixture over pecans and stir to coat evenly.
Sprinkle mixed dry ingredients over nuts and stir until evenly coated.
Cook on low in slow cooker for 3 hours
At 2.5 hour add 1/4 cup water if needed.
After 3 hours, spread nuts evenly on a sheet of wax paper to cool.
When dry, store in 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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