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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Boompa's Spiced Roasted Pecans

Our three year old great-grandson calls my husband Boompa....as in "Mr. Hobbs Takes A Vacation", a 1960's movie starring Jimmy Stewart.  Last year Booma made these pecans, and we sent a batch in the Christmas box to our newest grandson ( he married our granddaughter), a Navy Corpsman, who was in the middle east.  Gene called us tonight and asked a favor...would we send some of these to a Marine buddy of his who has just deployed to that region?  A resounding yes!  I got the recipe out to make these tomorrow, so thought I would post it.  When you make ayour Christmas goodies, please consider sending a box to our military.  They are so far away for home, in dangerous circumstances, and anything from home is appreciated.   They always share their homemade goodies with their comrades.

1 egg white
1 TBS water
½ C. sugar
1 ½ tsp. cinnamon
¼ tsp. salt
2 ¼ C pecan halves

Combine egg white and water in bowl; beat until fluffy.  Fold in pecans and coat evenly.  Combine dry ingredients in bowl; dump in pecans and stir until well coated.  Spread nuts in lightly greased rimmed baking sheet; bake in oven preheated to 225* until toasted and fragrant, about 1 hour.  Stir pecans about every 15 minutes.  Cool in pan, store in airtight container.  


  1. pecans in their raw state are okay, but when they're roasted (with cinnamon, no less!), they become amazing. three cheers for boompa! :)

  2. Thanks, Grace. When I went to the POD on Friday to get a box, they told me the deadline for getting a package to the middle east for Christmas was yesterday. Boompa and I were in the kitchen until 1 AM, but yesterday we mailed 8 pounds of these pecans, cookies and candy to the young man. Merry Christmas!

  3. These sound delicious, Pat! How nice that you & Boompa worked so hard to get the goodies in the mail. I know they will be much appreciated.

  4. I'm sure they will be appreciated. A Marine who just got home told me when you are deployed over there, you feel like everyone has forgotten about you.