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pecan nuggets

(1 rating)
Recipe by
April Jackson
Trenton, TN

Family and friends rave over this simple little treat. It's a slow baked pecan covered in a brown sugar meringue. Great for those large southern pecans but it's also good with any size pecan.

(1 rating)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients For pecan nuggets

  • 1
    large egg white, at room temperature
  • 3/4 c
    brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 c
    pecans, halved

How To Make pecan nuggets

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 250º. In a large mixing bowl, beat egg white on high until stiff peaks form. Gradually add brown sugar, then vanilla, continuing to beat until smooth.
  • 2
    With a large spoon, gently stir in pecan pieces until well coated. Place individual pecans on foil covered cookie sheet. Pecans should not touch.
  • 3
    Bake at 250º for 30 minutes. Turn oven off and let pecans stand in oven 30 additional minutes. Cool a few minutes before removing from foil.

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