Spiced California Walnuts

  • Yield: servings


2cups California Walnut halves
1 egg white
1tablespoon water
1/2cup sugar
1tablespoon cinnamon
1/2teaspoon allspice


  1. Preheat oven to 225F and line a large shallow baking pan with foil.  Combine the egg white and water.  Beat until foamy.  Add the nuts and toss to coat.
  2. Pour the mixture into a strainer and let drain 2-3 minutes.  Combine sugar, cinnamon and allspice in a plastic or paper bag, shaking the bag to mix.  Add the walnuts; hold the bag shut and shake vigorously to coat the nuts.
  3. Spread nuts in one layer on the prepared baking sheet.  Bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.   Cool completely, stirring occasionally and breaking nuts apart if stuck together.  Don’t worry if they stick to the foil, it is easy to peel them off.
  4. Store in a tightly-capped jar.