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Spiced Nuts

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins


  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 pounds raw pecans or walnuts, (or a combination of both)
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom


  • Preheat oven to 300°F. Line two rimmed cookie sheets with parchment or silicone baking mats.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the egg whites, water, and salt together. Add nuts and toss to coat.
  • Pour the nuts into a colander and let them drain for 10 minutes or so.
  • Whisk together the sugar, cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom. Combine the sugar mixture with the nuts and stir until well coated.
  • Divide the nuts between the two prepared baking sheets. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, rotating the sheets at least once during baking.
  • When the time is up, remove the nuts from the oven and let them cool fully. Once they are completely cool, break them into pieces and store in glass jars.