There’s a tradition in Texas Hill Country that I love this time of year-warm coated pecans. You can get them from street vendors or even in some restaurants. My favorite has always been pumpkin spice roasted pecans. Because, well, I love pumpkin everything.
But since I’m not currently in Hill Country, I really wanted to try and make my own. I mean, they can’t be that hard, right? It’s just some nuts, seasonings, oil…or egg white…right?
Let me tell you, I went through quite a few rounds before I figured this whole roasted nuts thing out. And though delicious, the results were definitely not gift worthy…until this past weekend, that is. I finally got the ratios right, and my roasted pecans were just sweet and spicy enough to be devoured in a single sitting.
All in the name of testing recipes, right?
Pumpkin Spice Roasted Pecans
These would be so easy to toss into a cellophane bag and stick in a stocking, or even a cute to-go box! If you don’t like pecans, you can use any nuts you like-I just prefer the sweetness of pecans to most everything.