Candied Pecans

1 large egg white 
1/2 C sugar 
1 t freshly ground nutmeg 
1 t ground cinnamon 
1/2 t salt 
2 C pecan halves (8 to 9 ounces) preparation 

Preheat oven to 300°F. Brush large rimmed baking sheet with butter. Whisk egg white in bowl until foamy. Add sugar, spices, and salt. Whisk until mixture is thick and opaque. Add pecans; stir until coated. Using forks, transfer nuts to sheet, spacing apart; discard remaining coating. 
Bake nuts until deep golden brown, about 35 minutes. Cool completely on sheet. Transfer to container; cover and store at room temperature. (Can be made 4 days ahead.) Makes about 2 cups. 

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