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Pumpkin Spiced Pecans

  • Author: Mix and Match Mama
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: about 4 cups 1x


I make and bake a lot of yummy recipes during the week, but I’m not super tempted to overindulge in most of it because I don’t have a huge sweet tooth.  These pecans though?  I cannot stay out of them.  In fact, my hubby told me to stop making them because he can’t either.  They’re just little bites of crunchy spicy sweet goodness.  I like to add these to my charcuterie boards, but they make adorable holiday gifts wrapped up in a tin or jar and are just plain good for snacking too.

These pecans are super simple, will make your house smell delish and very “holiday-ish” in my opinion too.  If you’re not a pecan person, no worries, simply sub your favorite nut.


  • 1 cup sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper (you can use 1/4 if you want less heat!)
  • about 4 cups of pecan halves
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 tablespoon water


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil and lightly spray with non-stick spray (to make clean up easy!).
  3. In a bowl, add in your sugar, salt, pumpkin pie spice and cayenne pepper.  Set aside.
  4. Place your pecan pieces in a separate mixing bowl.  Set aside.
  5. In a separate little bowl, whisk together your egg white and water and then pour this over your pecan pieces and toss until they’re all coated.  Now, add your sugar/pumpkin pie spice mixture on top and toss the pecans until every pieces is coated.
  6. Spread this out on your baking sheet and pop in the oven.  You’ll bake these for about an hour stopping to toss them about every 15 minutes or so (just so they get evenly crispy and delicious).
  7. After about an hour, remove your baking sheet and allow your pecans to cool.  I like to pour my pecans down on to wax paper to cool on my counter.  After about 20 minutes or so, you can lightly break them up and store them in a gallon-sized baggie or airtight container in your kitchen when not enjoying.

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