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2 cupspecansshelled and toasted
Toast pecans as instructed
2 cups pecans
Place the pecans in a high-power blender or a food processor.
Pulse the pecans to help them to start grinding.
Turn the blender or food processor to medium allowing a paste to form, about 2 minutes.
Scrape down the sides of the blender or food processor with a silicone scraper.
Add the salt if using, or other mix-ins, and process on high for 1 additional minute or until the desired consistency is reached.
½ teaspoon salt
The pecan butter will be warm if not hot from the friction of the blade. Transfer to a closed container, allowing to cool completely.
How else can I flavor pecan butter?I like a pinch of salt but you can also add other flavorings. Start with a ½ teaspoon of each of or a combination of the following mix-ins and adjust to your taste preference. Cinnamon, Maple syrup, brown sugar, honey, chili powder. How do you store it?I store my pecan butter in a 6 ounce glass canning jar. But any closed container will work.Does it need to be refrigerated?There is no need for refrigeration but I would store it in a cool, dry place away from heat. I use up the pecan butter within a month.Why is it so thin?There aren't any thickeners in this recipe! The longer you puree the nuts, the smoother it gets and the more oils are extracted, giving a smooth product. If you would like a thicker spread, stop pureeing the nuts when you reach the consistency you like.Do you have to stir it before using?Stirring before use is up to you. You may notice a thin film of pecan oil floating on the nut butter, this is normal separation because there are no emulsifiers included in the recipe to keep the oil from separating out. Simply stir to combine.