Chinese Five Spice Pecans

Chinese Five Spice Pecans
Chinese Five Spice Pecans

Spiced pecans are one of the most popular type of party nuts and this is a palate pleasing spiced pecan recipe with a delightful twist - Chinese Five Spice! It's a bit sweet and a bit savory and ideal for holiday parties.

The five base flavors of Chinese cooking - sweet, sour, bitter, salty and savory are wonderfully combined to create this spicy nut recipe. There's also some extra sweetness thrown in from the sugar. This was a big hit with our spiced nut taste-testers (well ok, all of us at Spices, Inc. when we brought this and several other nut recipes in to try - I love this job).

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Prep Time: 5 min.
Cooking Time: 60 min.
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Chinese Five Spice
  • 1 teaspoon Coarse Sea Salt
  • 3 cups pecan halves
  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F
  2. Whisk egg white in a bowl until it is foamy - about 30 seconds
  3. Whisk in sugars, soy sauce, Chinese Five Spice and the sea salt
  4. Add pecans and toss to coat
  5. Spread an even layer of the pecans on a parchment lined baking sheet
  6. Bake, stirring every 15 minutes, about 1 hour