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                                SWEDISH NUTS
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts                         Mom
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2   c            Butter, unsalted
    2       lg           Eggs, whites only
    1       pn           Salt
    1       c            Sugar, granulated
    1       qt           Pecan halves
    2       ts           Vanilla extract
      1/2   ts           Cinnamon, ground
 
   Set aside stick of butter to melt in a long pan.
   (Don't use a pan that has depressions around the side,
   such as for lasagna.) Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
   
   Separate eggs; sprinkle a pinch of salt onto the egg
   whites.  (You can reserve the yolks to make custards.)
   Beat the whites to form soft peaks. Gradually add the
   sugar, cinnamon and vanilla extract. Fold in pecan
   halves.
   
   Turn out pecans and spread OVER the melted butter
   (don't stir them in). Cook for 15 minutes.  Take out
   the pan and stir the nuts. Cook another 10 minutes,
   take out and stir.  Repeat until the nuts are
   separated and all the butter is absorbed (a little
   over one hour).
   
   BE PATIENT!!!  For a long time it will look totally
   disgusting and you will be sure I gave you a bogus
   recipe, but it works! Theoretically you can use other
   nuts, but I've tried both almonds and walnuts and was
   disappointed...
  
 
 
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