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.
  • 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 fine sea salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
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Preheat the oven to 325°F. Blanch almonds (cover with boiling water in a bowl, drain, rinse with cool water, rub off skins). Spread nuts on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake, stirring occasionally, until lightly toasted, about 20 to 25 minutes. Combine sugar, salt and allspice in a small bowl.

Beat egg whites at high speed in a small bowl until soft peaks form; gradually add sugar mixture, beating until stiff peaks form. Gently fold in nuts and orange peel.

Place butter on rimmed baking sheet and put in the oven to melt. Arrange nut mixture in a single layer in the buttered pan. 

Bake until nuts are brown, about 25 to 30 minutes, and stirring every 10 minutes. Cool completely in the pan. Store up to two weeks in an airtight container at room temperature.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: Serving size: 2 tablespoons, 140 calories (110 from fat), 12g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 5mg cholesterol, 35mg sodium, 8g carbohydrates, (2 g dietary fiber, .6g sugar), 3g protein.
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