Monday, December 19, 2011

Cinnamon Nut Mix

2 c. whole almonds
2 c. pecan halves
6 c. water
1 c. granulated sugar
1 c. firmly packed brwon sugar
1/4 c. ground cinnamon
1 T. ground ginger
2 t. ground allspice
1 t. ground cloves
2 egg whites

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a large saucepan, cover almonds and pecans with water.  Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 1 minute.  Drain well. In a large bowl combine next 6 ingredients.  In a medium bowl, whisk egg whites until foamy.  Add nuts into sugar mixture, stirring until well coated.  Spread evenly on a greased baking sheet.  Stirring occasionally, bake 25 to 30 minutes.  Cool completely on baking sheet.  Store in air tight container.

YIELD: about 4 cups of nuts

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