Call us nuts (anytime) but we’re changing  today’s blog. Our original post, Part Two of our Soup to Nuts holiday posts, was an original recipe for Cinnamon Spice Pecans – easy to make, so tasty and make perfect gifts. But it turns out, our recipe to share wasn’t so original after all.  A quick google search for Cinnamon Spice Pecans yielded 650,000 references. So, we reviewed bunches of them and tried several. Following is our favorite.

First though, a few nut bytes

  • Technically speaking, pecans are drupes and not true nuts. Walnuts are also drupes. However, we’re all inclusive when it comes to nuts or their friends.  Plus, we love the word “drupe”. It’s so vague yet distinct. Sounds like an insult.
  •  As you may have figured out, we’re all about nuts at Little NutThings; not only as a philosophical inspiration … but as food, too. Please send us your favorite nut recipe and we’ll post some here for fellow fans to savor.  Just be sure to include the source of your recipe if it’s not your creation.
  •  Speaking of nuts, we hope you like our tribute to the many Santas out and about this time of year. Like all of our characters, these start with real nuts, even if technically legumes, as the peanuts in this case.
Sanut Clauses

Sanut Clauses

Now, from , our pick:

Cinnamon Spice Pecans   Servings:  5

1 lb pecan halves
1 egg white
1 tablespoon water
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup margarine or 1/2 cup butter

1. Whip egg white until frothy.
2. Add water, sugar and cinnamon.
3. In a 13×9″ cake pan, melt the margarine or butter.
4. Pour pecans in egg mixture, stir well, then pour into pan.
5. Bake at 250 for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, stirring every 15 minutes.

‘til next week, live well… and out of the shell.


2 thoughts on “MORE NUTTY FOOD!

  1. littlenutthings Post author

    To further complicate what’s a drupe, consider that almonds and walnut are dried drupes. Coconuts are drupes. Peaches, plums and apricots are fruity ones. Olives and mangos produce drupes. So what do they have in common? A thin skin or “shuck”, a fleshy body, a hard stone or “pit”, and an inner seed. We eat the body of fruity drupes and the seed of dried ones. I believe some people who are allergic to peanuts, a legume, are also allergic to true tree nuts like hazelnuts and also to drupes. But, here’s a question for a question, are they also allergic to other legumes like peas or other drupes like peaches?


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