Vanilla Glazed Pecans is an easy and tasty recipe that would be great on salads, a topping to ice cream or just to snack on.
“Pecans are not cheap, my hons. In fact, in the South, the street value of shelled pecans just before holiday baking season is roughly that of crack cocaine. Do not confuse the two. It is impossible to make a decent crack cocaine tassie, I am told.” – Celia Rivenbark
I just love pecans. They are definitely my favorite nut. Since I’ve been eating more salads, I’m always looking for fun new toppings for them.
Something I read that is an interesting fact about pecans, about 90% of the world’s pecans are from the United States. Texas and Georgia lead the states on pecan production.
Pecans don’t only taste delicious, but they’re healthy too! They help you maintain high energy, contributes to proper functioning of the brain and offers anti-inflammatory properties.
Fun Facts about Vanilla:
I don’t know about you, but I love all things vanilla. The smell of vanilla makes me swoon. Now that I know a little bit more about the vanilla plant, I think I love it even more!
Did you know that after saffron, vanilla is the most expensive spice in the world according to WebMD? It is indigenous to the southeastern part of Mexico.
The United States uses vanilla more than anywhere else in the world.
Vanilla is Americans favorite flavor of ice cream, with 30% of the vote.
Did you know that vanilla is an orchid? The flower blooms for 24 hours and has to be pollinated or it dies. It is the only edible fruit of the orchid family.
Vanilla vines grow somewhere between 30-50 feet, supported by posts or a host tree, according to Rodelle Kitchen.
There are over 150 different varieties of vanilla plants.
Vanilla is made with the bean (pod) from the vanilla plant. In Spanish, vanilla means “little pod,” and that’s how vanilla got it’s name.
The vanilla bean is then placed in hot water, and then are laid out in the sun for a few days to dehydrate.
I found this video on vanilla beans on YouTube, so you can see what the vanilla plants look like:
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Here’s the recipe for Four-Ingredient Vanilla Glazed Pecans:
Ingredients for Vanilla Glazed Pecans
1 egg white
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups pecan halves
How to Make Vanilla Glazed Pecans
1) Place egg white in a bowl and beat it with a fork until soft peaks will stand. Slowly add brown sugar and vanilla. Once the brown sugar no longer has clumps, add the pecans.
2) Line a cookie sheet with wax paper and place the glazed pecans. Make sure they are separated.
3) Bake pecans at 300 degrees for 25 minutes. Watch them carefully, so they don’t burn.
4) Take the pecans out of the oven and let cool for 30 minutes.
5) Store in an airtight container.
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