Saturday, November 07, 2009

Orange Almonds

These are so good as a sweet snack or for a party. They also make a wonderful gift. Just pack them up in a cute container as a lovely gift for a teacher, neighbor or hostess gift.

3 cups of blanched whole almonds
2 egg whites
1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp of orange zest
a dash of cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg
  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees
  • Grease a baking sheet with sides
  • In a medium bowl, beat the egg whites until they are foamy and broken up
  • Add the almonds to the egg whites and stir until the almonds are completely wet
  • In a seperate bowl, combine the powdered sugar, orange zest, and the spices
  • Drain almonds and add to the powdered sugar mixture, stir until the almonds are coated in the sugar. 
  • Spread the coated almonds out onto the baking sheet in a single layer
  • Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, stirring every 5 to 10 minutes, until the almonds are crunchy.
  • Remove from oven and cool completely. 
  • Store in an airtight container. They store perfect for weeks.

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