Going Nuts! Spicy Citrus Party Cashews

Spicy Citrus Party Cashews

It’s about this time every December that I begin making some gifts in my kitchen.  This year, I’m going nuts.  Literally!  These Spicy Citrus Party Cashews were originally inspired by a Martha Stewart recipe a few years back.  This year, I’m packing them up to share and sharing this recipe with you, too!  Enjoy!

Spicy Citrus Party Cashews (makes 12, ¼ cup servings)Homemade gifts

2 teaspoons coarse sea salt

2 teaspoons finely grated lime zest

2 tablespoons dark brown sugar

½ teaspoon crushed red pepper

1 egg white

3 cups raw (unsalted) cashews

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place cashews In a medium bowl, set aside. In a small bowl, combine salt and lime zest, pressing mixture firmly with the back of a spoon to incorporate. Add brown sugar and red pepper. Sprinkle over cashews. Wisk egg white in a small bowl until frothy. Add to cashews and toss to coat.

Spread cashew mixture in a single layer onto a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet. Bake until golden, 30 minutes, stirring mixture at halfway point. (They will be sticky when first out of the oven but will harden when cool). Cool completely before serving.  Store in a covered container.

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