February 13, 2011

Toasted Pecan Spread (Pecan Butter)

I quite accidentally stumbled upon this tasty treat. A last minute attempt at a peanut candy recipe from Fany Gerson's fantastic My Sweet Mexico somehow led to this sweet pecan butter. I am still going to make the peanut mazapanes soon, but this discovery was worth the detour.

This spread consist of nothing more than toasted pecans and powdered sugar. Besides roasting the pecans, all you have to do is blend the two ingredients in a food processor until it is the desired consistency. This fortuitous discovery makes me want to try making my own almond butter, too. So easy! So delicious! This spread tastes just like sweet toasted pecans, just like pecan pie, just like pecan shortbread cookies! Just like some of my very favorite things.

This spread would be mind-blowingly good on anything you normally put peanut butter on or in: waffles, pancakes, toast, cookies, bananas, anything! (Mix it with melted chocolate to make a pecan/chocolate spread like a pecan version of Nutella?!) I even added some to my oatmeal this morning. Divine.

Sweet Pecan Butter
  • 2 cups pecans
  • Powdered sugar to taste (somewhere between 1/2 cup and 1 1/2 cups)
  1.  Toast pecans in a 350 degree oven for about 5 minutes. This really brings out their flavor, but they'll easily burn, so keep an eye on them! Let pecans cool.
  2. Blend pecans in a food processor for 1 minute. Add powdered sugar and continue blending until the pecans release their oil and the mixture becomes the consistency of peanut butter.


  1. this sounds too good to be true.

  2. to cut calores how about using splenda

  3. Had pecan spread at a restaurant on a sandwich...delicious! Turkey, cranberries, pecan spread on a croissant!!!


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