Brought to you by the Foley House Inn
Pecan trees grow wild throughout the southeastern United
States and as far north as southern Iowa and Indiana. Pecan trees may live and
bear edible nuts for more than 300 years. The nuts of the Pecan are
blessed with a rich, buttery flavor. They can be eaten fresh or used in cooking,
particularly in sweet desserts but also in some savory dishes.
This month we feature Quita's frosted pecans. They are served regularly here at the Foley House Inn during our afternoon sweets and tea. Now you can prepare them at home for a great snack anytime.
Quita's Frosted Pecans
* ½ cup butter
* 2 egg
* 1 cup brown
* 1 pound whole
Melt butter in a
9x13 pan in 300 degree oven. Beat egg whites until very stiff. Gradually add
brown sugar to the mixture until it is thick and smooth. Fold in pecans until
all are coated with egg white mixture.
Drop by spoonfuls
into melted butter and bake. Turn and separate every 10 minutes for one hour or
until brown. Cool in pan.