Chili powder, cumin, and lime zest give these pecans a tangy twist. This recipe makes a batch of 7 1/2 cups, so it's perfect for big parties or to freeze and eat later.

Lori Powell


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  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°F with a rack in center. Line a baking sheet with foil and mist with cooking spray. 2. In a large bowl, whisk egg whites with 2 Tbsp. water until very frothy and thick, about 2 minutes. Whisk in brown sugar until completely mixed in, then stir in pecan halves until coated.3. Stir together chili powder, cumin and salt. Sprinkle over nuts; toss until well coated. Spread nuts in a single layer on baking sheet. Bake, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 25 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl, sprinkle with zest and toss to mix. Let cool, tossing occasionally to break up clusters.


Nutrition Facts

160 calories; fat 14g; saturated fat 1g; cholesterolmg; fiber 2g; protein 2g; carbohydrates 8g; sodium 89mg; iron 1mg; calcium 21mg.