Spiced-Nut Mix

This spectacular recipe can be made with any whole nuts; try cashews and almonds too.

Serves: 24Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 1 hour 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 24


  • 2 egg whites
  • 1⁄2 cup sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1⁄8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 1 lb. pecan halves
  • 1⁄2 lb. cashews
  • 1⁄2 lb. almonds
  • 1⁄4 cup butter


  • Preheat oven to 300°F. In large bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Gradually add sugar and beat until soft peaks form. Add brown sugar and beat until smooth. Add cinnamon, ginger, pepper, and salt and mix well.
  • Fold in pecans, cashews, and almonds. Melt butter in 15-by-10-inch jelly roll pan in the oven, then spoon nut mixture into butter.
  • Bake for 1 hour, stirring and turning nuts every 15 minutes, until the nuts are crisp and coating is brown. Spread on paper towels to drain and cool, then store in airtight container.