Savory and Sweet Spiced Walnuts

adapted from The Uncommon Gourmet by Ellen Helman


3 c. walnuts
1 egg white from an extra-large egg
2/3 c. sugar
3 T. fresh orange juice
2 t. freshly grated orange zest
1 t. cinnamon
1 t. nutmeg
½ t. ground cloves
½ t. Kosher Salt


1. Preheat oven to 300 and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

2. Place nuts in a large glass bowl. Then add all of the ingredients into the bowl with the nuts and toss well with a wooden spoon or clean hands.

3. Spread the nuts in one even layer on a cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Make sure to turn the nuts at the 15-minute mark to make sure they brown evenly.

4. After baking cool to room temperature and place in gift bags or an airtight container. They will stay fresh in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Naptime Notes

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Spiced walnuts are an easy, tasty gift to give. They are also great to have around the house, I love adding them to salads or using them to top casseroles.

Naptime Stopwatch

Making these takes about 5 minutes of assembling and the required 20 minute baking time, it could be simple.

Naptime Reviews

Small children have to be careful about eating these since they could choke, but adults adore them. When I leave them around the house while entertaining they are always gobbled up quickly.

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