Yields 2 cups of candied pecans.
1 egg white
1 teaspoon water
2 cups pecan halves
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Whisk together the egg white and water until soft peaks form. Stir in the pecans, coating thoroughly. Combine sugar, salt, and cayenne.
On a lightly greased baking sheet, spread out pecans. Sprinkle with sugar mixture and bake at 225º F for one hour, stirring occasionally. Cool, then store in an airtight container.
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