Orange Spiced Nut Mix

Orange Spiced Nut Mix

Makes 5 cups

Give these spiced nuts as a gift throughout the fall and winter. If you prefer, substitute walnuts or peanuts for the almonds, pecans or filberts.

Ingredients: 
  • 2 cups whole shelled almonds
  • 1 1/2 cup shelled pecan halves
  • 1 1/2 cup shelled filberts (hazelnuts)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
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Method: 

Preheat oven to 325°F. Blanch almonds (cover with boiling water in a bowl, drain, rinse with cool water, rub off skins). Spread all three types of nuts on a rimmed baking pan. Bake, stirring occasionally, 20 to 25 minutes until lightly toasted. In a small bowl stir together sugar, allspice and salt.

In a separate small mixer bowl beat egg whites at high speed until soft peaks form, gradually add sugar mixture and continue to beat until stiff peaks form. By hand, fold in nuts and grated orange peel. Melt butter in the oven on the original baking pan. Return nut mixture to that pan and spread over the butter.

Bake, stirring every 10 minutes or so, for 25 to 30 minutes until nuts are brown. Cool completely on the pan. Store up to two weeks in an airtight container at room temperature.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:270 calories (200 from fat), 22g total fat, 4.5g saturated fat, 15mg cholesterol, 65mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (3g dietary fiber, 12g sugar), 6g protein
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