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spiced nuts – one sweet, one savory

June 4, 2011

wish i had my mom’s famous spiced nut recipes, but it was fun to wing this one. i made these “special” by request of the person who owned special butter, and the flavors worked perfectly together.

SAVORY NUTS (based on crisp spiced nuts)

* 2 1/4 C nuts
* 1 large egg white
* 3/4 teaspoon salt
* 1/4C + 1 T sugar
* 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
* 1 T sweet paprika
* 3/4 t cayenne
* 3T unsalted butter, melted and cooled

ORANGE AND CINNAMON SPICED NUTS

2 1/2 cups nuts
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 egg white
1/2 tablespoon grated orange peel
1/4C unsalted butter

Bake for 15 minutes at 300, then remove from oven. Toss, stir, and separate nuts. Reduce oven to 250 degrees and return nuts to bake until medium brown, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven; toss, and stir again. Place baking pan on wire rack to cool (they will crisp as they cool). Break up any that stick together.