Crock Pot Glazed Pecans are the perfect sweet and satisfying snack any time of the year, and they make a great gift to share with friends and family. Hello, Christmas gift!
Who doesn’t love glazed nuts? I’m not sure what we love more, the cinnamon flavor or the delicious aroma that fills the kitchen. The cinnamon goodness of these Crock Pot Glazed Pecans tastes great any time of the year, and they make the best gifts around the holidays.
This recipe is a great way to free up that precious oven space when you are knee-deep in a holiday bake-a-thon!
Barbara couldn’t keep the little fingers of her kids out of these. What a great way to introduce them to pecans.
On a side note, pecans were the nut of choice in our house growing up. Our mom used to order them from someplace around the holidays and a big box full of pecan halves would arrive just in time for holiday baking!
Today, I keep my eyes open for deals on pecans around the holiday, but if there aren’t any sales, you can always find them at Aldi for a decent price!
Crock Pot Glazed Pecans
Barbara used her casserole crock pot for this recipe but you could use your regular slow cooker just as easily.
The recipe is super simple, and it only takes five ingredients. Beat an egg white until white and foamy, and fold in the pecan halves. Mix together the sugar, cinnamon and salt (got to have a little salty to balance the sweet), and add it to the pecans. Stir it all together and add to the crock pot insert (be sure to coat it with cooking spray first). Cook on high heat for about an hour and then cool pecan halves on parchment paper.
- 1 lb. pecan halves
- 1 egg white
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teasoon salt
Beat egg white until white and foamy; add pecan halves and stir to coat.
In a separate bowl, mix together sugar, cinnamon and salt.
Add sugar mixture to coated pecans and mix well.
Pour into crock pot insert that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Spread the pecans evenly.
Bake on high heat for approximately 1 hour or until they look shiny and wet in appearance.
Cool on parchment paper.
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