Kate of the lovely food blog Cookie + Kate wrote to us last week to share this homemade pecan butter she made. It was something of a revelation — we've tried peanut, cashew, almond, and pistachio butters — why not pecan too?
I recently tried making pecan butter at home and fell head over heels for it. It's incredibly easy to make and produces creamy, silky smooth nut butter, unlike the peanut butter I've tried to make at home. It takes about 25 minutes, and about 15 of those minutes are spent in the food processor. Though I've never seen pecan butter for sale, I've heard that it is quite expensive so making it at home is a more economical choice. One cup of pecan butter made with local, organic pecans cost me $7.
This sounds totally delicious. Pecans can have a natural sweetness that we really love. We're also now thinking about all the others nuts we've never used for nut butter — toasted black walnuts, anyone? How good would that be with raspberry jam??
• Read more and get Kate's instructions for making pecan butter: How To Make Pecan Butter at Cookie + Kate
Thanks so much for sharing, Kate!
See more ideas for homemade nut butters: New and Nourishing Nut Butters
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(Images: Kate of Cookie + Kate)