But my mother-in-law gave me this easy recipe for “Cinnamon Sugar Pecans” that I pull out every time I need to pretend that I do. The middle of March is probably too late for them (they make a great holiday treat), but they’re delicious and, well, my options are limited.
1 egg white
1 Tbsp. water
1 pound bag of pecan halves (4 cups)
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Mix egg white and water well. Stir in pecan halves. In another bowl, mix sugar, salt and cinnamon. Stir in nuts to coat. Spread out on cookie sheet (cover with tinfoil for easy clean-up). Bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
Now, if these don’t count as “homemade,” please don’t let me know.