Sweet & Spicy Walnuts

Sweet & Spicy Walnuts

The chef who created this recipe pairs these walnuts with his Seared Filet Mignon with Blue Cheese, but they can also spruce up a salad or dessert!

Recipe provided courtesy of Chef Rob Stevens, The Inn at Tres Pinos.


  • 4 cups California walnut halves and pieces
  • 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2-3 teaspoons cayenne pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Toss walnuts with egg whites.
  3. Mix sugar with cayenne pepper and toss with the walnuts and egg whites.
  4. Spread walnuts on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking oil.
  5. Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes or until walnuts are crisp and caramelized. Let cool and enjoy.
  6. Serve with Seared Filet Mignon with Blue Cheese or as an appetizer, snack or dessert topping.