Does anyone have a recipe for candied pecans? I'd rather not use a candy thermometer. Thanks!

  • Posted by: Cathy
  • August 7, 2017


louisez August 7, 2017
I got a recipe for maple-candied pecans from the internet years ago --don't remember where, but it is easy and thermometer-free. Bring 1/4 cup maple syrup to a boil. Add 1 c. pecan halves and stir to coat. Cook till liquid is almost gone, 3-4 minutes, stirring periodically. Turn out on silpat to cool,
BerryBaby August 7, 2017 Candied Pecans made in the oven
1 lb raw pecan halves
1 C granulated white sugar
1 t cinnamon
1 t salt
1 egg white
1 T water

Set oven to 250 degrees
Beat egg white and water with wire whisk until frothy.
Add pecans and mix until coated.
Mix sugar, cinnamon and salt together.
Add to pecans and mix to coat.
Spread pecans in single layer on baking sheet.
Bake 15 minutes and stir.
Do this every 15 minutes for about one hour.
Pecans should be nicely browned.

They have a tutorial video of the process online. Very easy! BB
Cathy August 7, 2017
Thanks so much. This looks easy enough!!! :-)
BerryBaby August 7, 2017
I just made these as the recipe sounded too good to be true, and they are! Made half a recipe and that was more than enough. My only suggestion would be to maybe use less sugar or pulse the sugar a little finer. Most of the 'extra' sugar comes off when you flip the pecans every 15 minutes, but still I'd rather have less. Thought of adding a bit of cayenne pepper next time for a little sweet and savory. They crisp up as cool, hope you enjoy them, Cathy! BB
Nancy August 7, 2017
There are many recipes out there for salad with greens, pear or apple, blue cheese & candied pecans. Easy to make and usually not a big production.
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