My very awesome stepdad sent us a huge bag of chopped pecans. While we’re actually quite happy to just munch on the creamily delicious nuts directly, the bag is so large- and our fear of the thought of rancid pecans so much- that we’ve been tossing them into nearly everything: salads, stir-fries, fudge brownies (mmm).
As I transferred yet another two cups of nuts to our nut jar tonight, though, I got to thinking: what about pecan butter?
It was a great idea. Into the mini food-processor (you can probably use a blender, too) went a cup of pecans. I gave it a quick whir, then drizzled in a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil while the machine ran. When it was nice and buttery, I added about two pinches of fleur de sel, gave it a couple more pulses, and transferred the delicious butter to an empty (clean!) peanut butter container.
My husband and I have been eating small teaspoons of it- but we’re saving some to have with toast for breakfast. If you haven’t tried pecan nut butter, you must. It’s absolutely divine.