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Spiced Orange Pecans

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A tasty hostess gift that's sure to please.

Ingredients

2 egg whites, beaten
3 tablespoons orange juice
2 cups pecan halves
1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons corn starch
1 tablespoon orange zest
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/8 teaspoon salt

Instructions

In a bowl, combine beaten egg whites and orange juice. Add pecans and toss to coat. In separate bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Add pecans and toss to coat. Spread in a single layer on a greased 15x10-inch jelly roll pan. Bake at 250 degrees for 30-35 minutes until dry and lightly golden. Cool completely. Store in air-tight container. Makes about 3-1/2 cups.

Linda Bosold, Moline



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