Thursday, November 19, 2009

Homemade Holiday Gift. Sugar and Spice Nuts

Bet you can't eat just one! These disappear quickly, so make plenty!

Buy a container from the dollar store or decorative ziploc bags & give to teachers, postman, neighbors or friends as a great Holiday gift.

Add a cute apron from apronmadness if you like!

Sugar and Spice Nuts by

3 cups mixed unsalted nuts
1 egg white
1 T. Orange Juice or water
2/3 C sugar
1 T grated orange rind (optional)
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t ginger
1/2 t allspice
1/4 t salt

Heat oven to 275 degrees F. In a large bowl, place nuts & set aside. In a small bowl, beat egg white and orange juice or water until frothy. Add sugar, rind, spices & salt. mix well. Pour over nuts & stir to coat well.

On a greased jelly roll sheet or large roasting pan, spread nuts so they are separated. bake, stirring every 15 min till light brown & crispy. (45 - 55 min). Cool & store in cool place up to a month (they will never last that long)

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