These lightly spiced nuts are perfect for wintry elevenses. If someone is popping round, you can rustle up a delicious store-cupboard treat with just a few minutes of effort. For a more savoury pre-dinner nut, use half the quantity of sugar and replace with half a teaspoon of salt.
- 70g Christmas spiced sugar
- 300g unsalted nuts (hazelnut, almonds, walnuts, pecans, pistachio, cashew)
- 100g dried fruit, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1 egg white
Pre-heat oven to 150°C/300°F/gas 2
Whisk the egg-white until it starts to foam. Stir in the nuts, dried fruit, and sugar and mix well.
Spread nut mixture onto a baking sheet. Cook for 20-25 minutes. Stir half way through cooking.
Leave to cool before serving.