So, I have a pecan tree in my backyard.
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.
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!
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!
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.)Spiced Pecan Butter. #nuffsaid But seriously, make this! Click To Tweet