Candied Pecans from Dancing Bear Lodge

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 3 cups
  • Prep 5 mins
  • Cook 90 mins

A nutty topping for ice cream or coffee cake, and a nice gift to boot.

Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn

For a little heat, add 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper to the sugar mixture.


2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 egg white
3 cups pecan halves


  1. Preheat oven to 175F.
  2. Mix brown sugar, flour and salt in a bowl and set aside. In another bowl, beat egg white until foamy; slowly beat in sugar mixture. Fold in pecans. Transfer pecans to a parchment-lined baking pan. Spread in a single layer. Bake about 1½ hours. Cool completely. Break pecans apart.

Recipe courtesy of Dancing Dear Lodge, Townsend, Tenn.



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