Spiced Pecans

  • Serves

    makes 2 cups


Bite-size and buttery, pecans are the perfect foundation for a smoky, spicy-sweet seasoning mix. This recipe first appeared in our November 2013 issue along with Wendell Brock's story Southern Belle.


  • 2 tbsp. packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 12 tsp. ground coriander
  • 14 tsp. granulated garlic
  • 14 tsp. ground cumin
  • 18 tsp. ground allspice
  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • 12 beaten egg white


Step 1

Heat oven to 300°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. Mix dark brown sugar, paprika, cayenne, salt, coriander, garlic, cumin, and allspice in a bowl. Mix pecan halves and egg white in a bowl until combined. Toss nuts with spice mixture to coat completely. Spread on prepared baking sheet; bake until browned and crisp, 25–30 minutes. Let cool before serving.

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