Friday, December 12, 2008

Less Than $1.50 Each

I love giving homemade goodies for Christmas; it is not only cost effective but a lot of fun. This year we will be giving sugared pecans to almost everyone on our Christmas list.

Sugared Pecans

4 cups pecan halves
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg white
small amount of water
In a medium size bowl add egg white and a spoon or two of water; whisk well. Add pecans and gently stir to coat all pecans.
Mix sugar, cinnamon and salt together and pour over wet pecans;
Stir well until all pecans are covered in sugar.
Place in a baking pan with sides; bake 250 degrees for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
When pecans are fully baked place on wax paper to cool.
When pecans are fully cooled put into gift container. Pat found vintage jars for $1 each that work very well as a gift jar; the receiver will be receiving two gifts in one.
Not bad for a gift that cost less than $1.50!

5 comments:

Posh And Trendy Living Frugal said...

Perfect gift.. makes me want a handfull
I never realized you use egg whites.. I'm going to have to try that.
Love your vintage jars too.

jacquie said...

my dad would LOVE this. thanks...he's so hard to get something for.

Kath said...

So happy I found your Blog. I admire your values, you look like a very happy family.I will be making the pecan treats for my freinds. Best wishes Kath in England www.railwaycottage.blogspot.com

Texas Mom said...

YUm Patty!!! This is the first time I got to see you make this!

Ann said...

Can I send you my snail mail addy so you can send me some??? I love these. You make me want to go buy some pecans and make my own......not for giving, but for EATING! hehe.

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