Orange Chipotle-Spiced Pecan Mix

Orange Chipotle-Spiced Pecan Mix
Prepare a batch of this smoky-sweet mix to have on hand when visitors drop by. Or pack them into handsome jars to give as gifts.


  • 1 tablespoon grated orange rind
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 1 large egg white
  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle chile pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries


  1. Preheat oven to 225F°.
  2. Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium bowl; stir with a whisk.
  3. Stir in pecans.
  4. Combine sugar, salt, and pepper.
  5. Add to pecan mixture; toss well.
  6. Spread mixture in a single layer on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray.
  7. Bake at 225° for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  8. Remove from oven; cool completely.
  9. Stir in cranberries.

Cook’s Note

Store in an airtight container for up to one week.


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