Sugar & Spiced Pecans

This was a favorite recipe of Kelly’s mother Mary.  It’s great for the holiday season but Kelly usually doubles the recipe to have enough to last throughout the season. 

1 lb         Pecan halves                         1/2 tsp    Vanilla extract

1 cup      Sugar                                      1 tbsp     Water

1 tsp       Cinnamon                              1              Egg white

3/4 tsp   Salt

Directions:  Combine egg white and water.  Beat until frothy but not stiff.  Add sugar, cinnamon, salt, vanilla and mix well.  Add nuts and stir until evenly coated.  Spread onto cookie sheet after spraying with Pam.  Bake 45 minutes at 300 degrees.  Turn the nuts every 15 minutes with a spatula.  Let cool and store in an air tight container.

Sugar and Spiced Pecans


Author: Gordon Daugherty

Over the past 15 years Gordon has seen nearly 1,000 startup pitches, advised more than 200 entrepreneurs and been involved with raising over $45M in growth and venture capital. Throughout his 28 year career in high tech, serving twice as President and three times as CMO, Gordon has both an IPO and a $200M acquisition exit under his belt. Now his emphasis is purely focused on helping startups and early stage tech companies. Through his Shockwave Innovations advisory practice and as Managing Director for Austin’s Capital Factory startup accelerator, Gordon is an active angel investor, VC and startup advisor.

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