The smoky-sweet flavor of raspberry chipotle candied pecans is sure to be a crowd-pleaser! 

Small blue container of candied pecans, with some spilling out on a white cloth.

Hey everyone! I have a guest here to share a recipe with you and it could not have come at a better time! With E’s FOURTH (!!!!!) birthday party tomorrow (and hey, no big deal, it’s a housewarming too), I’ve been crazy busy. 

Anyways, I’m excited to introduce you to Julie of Savvy Eats. She’s the sweetest…and this recipe! So genius to use raspberry preserves in a candied pecan recipe. I cannot wait to try it. Thanks for helping me out, Julie!


Hello to all of Rachel’s readers! I’m Julie, and I blog over at Savvy Eats. If you’re unfamiliar with my site, I blog about how to store foods, can produce and use the things you’ve stored or preserved. I started canning over four years ago, and my shelves quickly filled with jars of apple butter, strawberry jam and raspberry preserves.

The problem, I found, came to using all the gorgeous bounty I had put up: I could only eat so much yogurt with jam, and my ability to eat toast with apple butter is limited to once a day. Even though we were giving away tons of preserves as gifts, we still weren’t using everything I made.

Rather than give up my favorite hobby and stop canning, I decided to get creative and find new ways to use my preserves. I’ve shaken marmalade into margaritas, stuffed burgers with hot pepper jelly and cream cheese, and brushed pork chops with a jam-based glaze. The possibilities are truly endless!

Overhead view of candied pecans in blue container.

Take these candied pecans, for instance. I realized that my homemade snacks repertoire was lacking, and decided that these would be perfect for this summer/fall crossover period.

A spoonful of raspberry preserves is folded into the beaten egg whites, before I candy the pecans, giving the final product a subtle fruity flavor. There is also just a touch of chipotle chili powder in the mix to balance out all the sweetness.

We can’t get enough of these raspberry candied pecans over here! Pack them in your basket for the last few picnics of summer, nestle them in a lunchbox or serve them at the cocktail portion of your next dinner party. You won’t be sorry!

Container tipped on side with pecans spilling out onto white cloth.

The smoky-sweet flavor of these fruity candied pecans is sure to be a crowd-pleaser! If you aren’t a fan of much spice, feel free to cut the chipotle chili powder down by 1/2.

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Raspberry Chipotle Candied Pecans

Yield: about 4 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

The smoky-sweet flavor of these fruity candied pecans is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle pepper powder (regular chili powder will work in a pinch)
  • 1 egg white
  • 4 teaspoons raspberry preserves
  • 4 cups unsalted raw pecans


  1. Preheat the oven to 250°F and grease a large rimmed baking sheet.
  2. Whisk the sugar and chipotle pepper powder together in a small bowl.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, beat the egg white until it is white and forms soft peaks. Fold in the raspberry preserves.
  4. Fold in the pecans, stirring until they are all coated with the egg white. Add in the sugar mixture, again stirring until all the pecans are coated.
  5. Spread the nuts into a single layer on the baking sheet. Bake for one hour, stirring every 15 minutes, until the pecans are dry.
  6. Allow to cool completely before transferring to a bowl or container. They will stay fresh in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks (if you don’t eat them all first!).


  • If you aren’t a fan of much spice, feel free to cut the chipotle chili powder down by 1/2. 
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 234Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 4mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 3gSugar: 14gProtein: 3g sometimes provides nutritional information, but these figures should be considered estimates, as they are not calculated by a registered dietitian. Please consult a medical professional for any specific nutrition, diet, or allergy advice.

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