Jan 14, 2012

Home-Made Delicious Pecan Butter Made Easy

First, to tell you where I got the idea. We just got a new blender and I love love LOVE making “All Things Blended.” Smoothies, home made mayo, you get the idea. So, I went looking for a home-made peanut butter recipe and found this one from a friend who writes for Yahoo! Voices.

Her recipe sounded really good but when I checked my cupboard (cue ominous background music) NO PEANUTS! What to do? What to do! Okay, I told myself “Self, you're just going to have to try something unique.” So I did.

While we didn't have any peanuts, I remember having had almond butter and other nut butters and that's when it hit me: We have a bag of pecans in the fridge! So, I went with that.

While Ms Morris' peanut butter recipe probably works just fine as it is (in fact, it sounds damn good and I must try it soon) I had to make a few changes for successful pecan butter. Here are my ingredients and steps to make the world's easiest and most delicious pecan butter.

What you'll need:

2 cups shelled pecans, crushed
4 Tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
4 Tablespoons honey or sugar
A blender with varying settings

What you'll do to make the world's easiest, most delicious home made pecan butter:

In the blender, chop up your pecans until they're very nearly powdery. Add your oil and mix on low until it's blended. Then add your honey and mix until it's blended.

Once the ingredients are well-mixed, blend on high (or “puree” if you speak “fancy-talk.”) until it's a consistency which looks like, well...peanut butter.

Here's what mine looked like. But, I've always been a fan of "chunky" myself. You might want to keep pureeing longer.

Spoon out into your container and whatever you don't eat right then needs to be refrigerated, since there are no preservatives. Multiplying this recipe in equal portions of four could probably make enough to justify using a mason jar. It doesn't pour like fresh home made peanut butter, so you'll need to scoop it out with a spatula.

A Tablespoon of the final product is surprisingly filling and gratifying. The next time I make it, I'm going to experiment with flavorings. Chocolate might be a bit too much (Never thought you'd see those words in the same sentence, did ya?) but I'm thinking cinnamon or vanilla might work just right. Maybe butterscotch. Anyways, you're welcome. And enjoy!

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2 Whaddya Think?:

Kerry said...

Awesome. I plan to try this, thanks for sharing!

D said...

Ask Janet. The stuff is awesome. I plan do do a lot of experimentation.

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