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Recipe: Spiced Holiday Walnuts

Photo: By Family O’Abé via Flickr.

These dressed-up walnuts from Chef Renee Marton are great for the holidays, or any time of year for that matter.

Spiced Holiday Walnuts


2 pounds walnut halves

2 egg whites

½ cup granulated sugar

1.5 tablespoons kosher salt

2 teaspoons ground cardamom

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

zest of one orange


Preheat oven to 325 F.

Line two baking trays (with sides) with parchment paper or foil.

Whisk egg whites until very frothy and fold in spices. Toss walnuts gently with mixture until coating is evenly spread throughout the nuts.

Spread on baking sheets evenly, keeping walnuts flat.

Bake for 8 to 12 minutes until toasted and medium brown.

Cool on baking sheets for 30 minutes, then remove walnuts by “peeling” then off the paper.

Store in a closed container—will stay fresh for about a week. These nuts can be frozen.




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