Sweet & Salty Fruit Nut Mix Recipe

Sweet & Salty Fruit Nut Mix Recipe

It’s the time of year for entertaining, and having a few delicious snack recipes on hand is always helpful. This nut mix is a great part of an appetizer or dessert spread, and ideal for your cocktail parties, maybe served in martini glasses or other fun containers.

Sweet & Salty Fruit and Nut Mix

1 large egg white
1/4 cup brown sugar or Smoked Brown Sugar
1/3 cup Honey
1 1//4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. Maple Spice mix
½ – 1 tsp. cayenne pepper (depending hot much spice that you like
½ tsp. Pimenton
Zest of one orange
¼ cup sesame seeds
2 1/2-cus of nuts: pecan halves, cashews, walnuts, or almonds – what ever combination that you like

½ cup Pumpkin seeds or Pepitas

½ cup chopped, dried cranberries

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Beat egg white until soft and foamy. Combine all spice ingredients except; the nuts, cranberries, sesame and pumpkin seeds, whisk into the egg white. Stir in nuts, cranberries, sesame seeds, and pumpkin seeds until well coated; spread mixture in single layer onto an ungreased baking sheet.

Bake mixture for 15 minutes, remove from the oven. Using a metal spatula, toss, stir, and separate nuts. Reduce oven to 250 degrees and return nuts to bake until medium brown, about 10 minutes. Remove from oven; toss, with cranberries and stir again. Sprinkle with more salt. Place baking pan on wire rack to cool (they will crisp as they cool). Break up any that stick together.