1 large egg white
1 tsp. frozen orange juice concentrate
4 cups raw cashews
¼ cup sugar
1 tsp. chili powder
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
½ tsp. curry powder
1 tsp sea salt
Preheat oven to 225F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
Place the egg white in a medium bowl and whip until it forms soft peaks.
Add the orange juice concentrate and whip again. Add the cashews and toss until coated with mixture.
Add the remaining ingredients and toss until the cashews are well coated.
Transfer the nuts to the baking sheet, lined with parchment. Bake, stirring every 10 minutes for 50 minutes , or until browned
Remove from the oven, immediately loosen the nuts with a spatula, and set aside to cool for at least an hour before storing.
Makes 4 cups
Cashews grow in the rainforest and grow at the end of a pear shaped, astringent-tasting cashew apple. The apples are left on the tree to rot, but are often used to produce wine, vinegar and preserves. The 40 foot tree produces only 10 pounds of nuts per year, thus the reason the price is at a premium for these delicious nuts.