So, I have a pecan tree in my backyard.

spiced pecan butter pecans

It’s actually pretty cool. Until autumn comes around because the pecans aren’t the only things that fall. So. Many. Leaves!

Oh, and sometimes, the squirrels use you as target practice. Or, you’re just in the wrong place at the wrong time and a pecan drops right onto your head. Ow.

But, mostly, it’s pretty cool. And I literally have a laundry basket sized basket FULL of pecans in my pantry. Because, seriously, who can go through that many pecans?! There’s only so much pecan pie and spiced pecans a person can eat!

BUT (again with the buts….), I think I have finally figured out how I might actually be using them all up and standing outside waiting for more to fall.

Spiced. Pecan. Butter.spiced pecan butter


It’s SO easy. I mean, SO EASY!

I’ve made almond butter before. Like maybe 3 times. The first time I’d like to forget. The 2nd time was AWESOME. And the third time was disappointing. :/ That’s okay. I’ll buy my almond butter. I’m not ashamed that it doesn’t work out for me.

But this stuff? All you really need are the pecans. And maybe 10 minutes of your time. Seriously. It’s THAT easy!

spiced pumpkin butter shelled pecans

Oh yeah. You probably need a food processor. But trust me – you don’t need a brand new, top of the line, super kick-ass food processor. Pecans are a friendly and agreeable tree nut. They will cooperate with whatever you have. Hell, you could even use a blender!

spiced pecan butter blended

It doesn’t matter what you have. Just go get the pecans. Or come here and I’ll give you some. You need to make this. It’s amazing and delicious and luscious and so totally perfect spread on toast, dolloped on a date, or a banana, or an apple, or just eaten straight from a spoon. (don’t judge. trust me, you’re going to do it too.)

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  • Have you ever made nut butter?
  • Have you ever had fresh pecans?
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Homemade pecan butter is within your reach! All you need is pecans, some spices from your pantry, a food processor, and a small amount of your time. This pecan butter is luscious, lightly spiced, and most certainly going to be your nut butter of choice!
spiced pecan butter
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
spiced pecan butter
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. Add pecans and toast for 5 minutes. Do not walk away during this part! Burnt pecans are blech. Trust me.
  2. Add toasted pecans to a food processor and pulse for about 1 minute.
  3. Combine cinnamon through black pepper in a small dish.
  4. Add about 2 teaspoons spice mixture to pecans and scrape down sides. Blend/pulse until pecan butter starts to come together.
  5. Scrape down sides and taste. Add salt and more spice mixture, if desired. Blend/pulse until smooth.
  6. Taste. Add additional salt and spices if desired and pulse to blend.
  7. NOM!
  8. Store pecan butter in an airtight container (I use a small mason jar) in the fridge.
Recipe Notes

The spice mixture will make more than you will probably use for this recipe. Or maybe not. If you have leftover spice mixture, it will go perfect in your oatmeal!

I listed the prep time on this recipe is 10 minutes but probably won't take that long. Unless you're shelling fresh pecans. And then it will take longer. Took me a little more than an hour.

Salt is optional and to taste. I think it really adds depth and brings out the flavor of the toasted pecans.

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