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Pecan-Packed Appetizers That’ll Leave You Hungry For More

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APPETIZERS

Pecan-Packed Appetizers That’ll Leave You Hungry For More

Check out these tasty appetizers to appease your taste buds (say that five times fast)!

1. Cranberry Brie Bites by Delish

2.Pecan Stuffed Dates by American Pecan:

3. Southern Pecan Cheese Wafers by The Food Charlatan

4. Pecan Pie Puffs by Carrie Elle

5. Cranberry-Pecan Cheese Balls by My Gourmet Connection

5. Cream Bacon and Pecan Appetizer by Baked In AZ

A Pecan-Packed 3-Course Christmas Dinner, Yes, Please!

christmas dinner

A Pecan-Packed 3-Course Christmas Dinner, Yes, Please!

Somehow before our very eyes, 2020 has passed us by. What a grueling, challenging, and testing year. After a year like this, it can be hard to get excited about planning a Christmas dinner, especially if Christmas day might look a little different this year. Let the Stahmanns family guide the way to a perfect Christmas dinner with a little help from our favorite foodie blogs. Keeping things small and simple this year? No worries, choose just 1 option from each course instead!

Course 1: Appetizing Appetizers

Christmas Cheese Ball 

Kick off the day with a great palate cleanser that’ll fend off the hangry energy from your waiting family with this Cranberry Cheese Ball from Bake Me Some Sugar.

recipe here

Pecan Brie With Pecans And Cranberry Orange Chutney 

If your family is anything like ours, a Christmas dinner doesn’t start without some bubbly, creamy brie to start things off. This Brie isn’t any tired recipe, though, packing in pecans and a special chutney of cranberries and oranges, a la The Daily Meal. 

recipe here

Course 2: The Main Dish

Southern Pecan Glazed Ham 

Ham it up with this southern style ham featuring a pecan glaze for just the right amount of sweetness. Our mouths are watering already, thanks Noshing With The Nolands!

click here for the recipe

Pecan Crusted Pork Tenderloin 

Passing on the ham this year? This pecan-crusted pork tenderloin from American Pecan is the perfect understudy, offering up a rich, elegant flavor the whole family will be talking about. 

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Something on the Side

Winter Salad with Maple Cider Vinaigrette

Balance out the heavier meat entrees with this fresh winter salad from Life Love and Good Food, drizzled with a handmade maple cider vinaigrette that’ll make you actually enjoy salad. 

recipe here

Avocado Pasta with Smoky Pecans 

Vegans in the family? Have no fear, Vegan Richa is here. This 30 minute avocado pasta presents a new-age spin on a classic, tossing in some smoky pecans for a nice crunch.

recipe here

Course 3: Just Desserts

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Pecan Cookies With Maple Buttercream Frosting

Looking for a dessert that’s not only shareable, but low-maintenance? Cookies are your baking buddy. These Two Sisters Crafting pecan cookies with maple buttercream frosting upgrade the classic cookie with modern flavor combos that’ll even impress mom.

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Dark Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie 

Every Christmas dinner should end with a piece of pie. This Dark Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie from Maria’s Kitchen brings the best of both worlds, fusing sweet chocolate with pecans, plus an extra kick of bourbon for some holiday spirit. 

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Breakfast Toast 4 Ways

A toast to pecans
A toast to pecans

Breakfast Toast 4 Ways

There’s no better way to start your day than with a crispy piece of toast, piled with tasty yet nutritious toppings! Try out some of our favorite pecan-infused spread + toast combos at home and let us know what you think!

A toast to pecans

avocado toast

1 slice of whole grain toast

½ Avocado 

½ banana

3 chopped pecans

1 pinch cinnamon ground

A toast to pecans

apple toast

1 slice of whole grain toast 

1 tsp peanut butter

1/2  sliced apple

Chopped pecans

Chia to garnish

A toast to pecans

strawberry Hummus toast

1 slice of whole grain toast 

2 tsp hummus

1 tsp strawberry jam

¼ cup sliced strawberries

Chopped pecans to garnish

A toast to pecans

Blueberries & Honey Hummus Toast

1 slice of whole grain toast 

2 tsp hummus

¼ cup fresh blueberries

3 chopped pecans

 Honey to garnish

Maple Pecan Granola Bars

Maple Pecan Bars

Maple Pecan Granola Bars

Maple Pecan Granola Bars by Mile High Mitts

Gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and flavor-full, these Maple Pecan Granola Bars are the perfect way to snack responsibly!

Maple Pecan Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 c oats (certified gluten-free)
  • 1/2 c oat flour (certified gluten-free)
  • 1/4 c flax seed, ground
  • 3/4 c pecans, finely chopped
  • 2 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 c maple syrup
  • 1/4 c coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350º F and line a 9×9 pan with parchment paper. Make sure parchment paper is a bit long and hangs off on both sides so that you can easily remove the granola bars after they bake.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine your dry ingredients of oats, oat flour, ground flax seed, pecans, cinnamon and salt, stirring well.
  3. Move your dry ingredients to the sides of your bowl, so you have a well in the middle for your wet ingredients. Add your wet ingredients (maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla and egg) into the middle and whisk together. Then, stir all your dry and wet ingredients together until well combined.
  4. Drop mixture into pan and spread evenly. The entire surface of the pan should be covered in a thin, even layer and smoothed out on top.
  5. Bake in the oven for about 25-30 minutes, or until the top of the bars feel set.
  6. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes, then lift your bars out of the pan with the parchment paper. 
  7. Cut bars into 12 bars (2×6) or squares (4×4 or 3×4) and enjoy!

Recipe courtesy of Mile High Mitts. Check out their site for more detailed instructions and pictures!

Cherry Pecan Cookies

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Cherry pecan cookies

Cherry Pecan Cookies by American Heritage Cooking

Instead of spending cash on a gift from a store, bake a warm gift from the ❤️ this Valentine’s Day. Check out the full recipe for these delectable Cherry Pecan Cookies from American Heritage Cooking.

cherry pecan cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 c butter, room temperature
  • 1 3 oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 ½ c all-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 ¼ c finely chopped pecans
  • 36 marachino cherries, halved

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F.

  2. Sift flour, soda and salt in a medium bowl, whisk briefly to make sure salt and soda are distributed; set aside.

  3. Cream butter and cream cheese in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating with a hand mixer until light and fluffy.

  4. Add egg; beat well. Mix in almond extract.

  5. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture in 3 parts, mixing well after each part. Form into a rough ball shape, cover with plastic wrap, and chill for 1 hour.

  6. Shape dough into balls about 1 ½ inches in diameter, roll in pecans, pressing to make sure pecans stick to dough. Place balls 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Gently press a cherry half in the center of each cookie while slightly flattening the top. (If you aren’t going to use cherries, gently flatten the top of each ball with two fingers.)

  7. Bake 7-10 minutes. Make sure to watch them as you get close to the 7 minute mark to avoid overbaking. You’ll know they’re done when the edges just begin to brown. Remove and place on wire racks to cool.

Recipe courtesy of American Heritage Cooking

Vegan and Gluten-Free Pecan Oat Cookies

Vegan Pecan Cookies

Vegan Cookies

Vegan & Gluten-Free Pecan Oat Cookies

Bake a healthy yet tasty treat the whole family can enjoy with these Vegan and Gluten-Free Pecan Oat Cookies by Nadia’s Healthy Kitchen!

Vegan Pecan Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 c gluten-free oat flour (gluten-free oats blended in the food processor until flour consistency)
  • 1 c ground almonds 
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 c brown sugar 
  • 2 tbsp milk of choice
  • 4 tbsp coconut oil/dairy-free spread, melted
  • 1/3 c roughly chopped pecans + extra for decoration

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Mix together oat flour, ground almonds, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Pour in melted oil/spread and milk. Mix to combine. 
  4. Fold in chopped pecans.
  5. Use ice cream scoop to shape into cookies. Place onto baking sheet covered with parchment paper and press down slightly. 
  6. Place a pecan in the center of each cookie. 
  7. Bake for 15 minutes. Leave to cool completely.

Recipe & photos courtesy of Nadia’s Healthy Kitchen

Healthy Pecan Recipes for Summer

Summertime is here and get-togethers with family and friends means food. Keep yourself healthy by checking out some of these sites for healthy pecan recipes so that you can take advantage of the health benefit of pecans–and other foods rich in flavonoids.

Go Nuts with These Healthy Pecan Recipes – This article from Wellness Junky provides several pecan recipes that also include other ingredients that are high in flavonoids such as blueberries, dark chocolate, broccoli, apples, and banana.  This includes salads, smoothies and healthy snacks.

30 Superfood Recipes You’ve Never Tried Before – From Greatist.com, this article provides several “superfood” recipes that includes pecans as well as many that do not, but all of them are healthy including recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.

Pecan recipes for summer

Heathy Eating Tip: Go for Color – This article provides general healthy eating advice along with links to several different lists of recipes full of flavonoids.

Healthy Pecan Snack Recipes from Yummly.com – This site provides several Pinterest-friendly links for healthy pecan recipes for snacks as well as other pages filled with other flavonoid-rich recipes.

18 Healthy Sweet & Savory Pecan Recipes – On the Lifting Revolution website, this article provides links to several pecan deserts including Sugar-Free Banana Coconut Pecan Protein Donuts, Guilt-Free Pecan Pralines, and Paleo Chewy Pecan Pie Brittle just to name a few.

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More Vintage Pecan Recipes for Candy

Continuing our series of vintage pecan recipes, here are three pecan candies to make from Mary M.‏ Wright’s 1915 book Candy-Making at Home.

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Mexican Penuche

Ingredients:

2 cups brown sugar

½ cup corn syrup

1 cup milk

1 teaspoon butter

6 ounces baking chocolate

1 cup Kosher pecan nuts

Instructions:

Mix the sugar, syrup, milk, butter, and chocolate. Bring to a boil, stirring the mixture constantly. Cook until the mixture forms a hard ball in water. Add estate-grown pecans, mix, and pour into buttered pans. When cold cut into squares.

Chocolate-Pecan Creams

Ingredients:

2 cups flavored fondant

1 teaspoon lemon juice

2 cups Kosher pecan nuts

1 cup chocolate, melted

Instructions:

Blanch mammoth pecans. Heat fondant in a double boiler and add lemon juice. Stir until melted. Take 1 cup of whole pecan nut meats and dip into fondant. Set aside on oiled paper until cool. Once cooled, melt chocolate and dip nuts into it. Set aside again to cool.

Note: the fondant may be divided, if preferred, and flavored with different flavors and prepared with different colors. Cherry flavored fondant is excellent with almonds. Vanilla goes well with most nuts, and many like peppermint flavor with nuts. Maple flavored fondant is always excellent with nuts.

Nut Bonbons

Instructions:

Take equal quantities of chopped pecans, walnuts, and almonds. These should be chopped fine. Take an equal amount of fondant and melt in a double boiler and stir in the nut meats; flavor with vanilla if the fondant has not already been flavored. When the fondant mixture begins to harden mold into bonbon shape, and place on paraffine paper or a sheet of clean tin. When entirely cool coat with chocolate.

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If you need a high-quality pecan distributor, Stahmanns can help. Call us at 844-739-6887 or contact us online to learn more about our fancy large pecan pieces and mammoth pecan halves.

Lowering Cholesterol – A Major Health Benefit of Pecans

Several studies have shown that pecans have the ability to lower total cholesterol levels by at least 5% and LDL cholesterol by up to 10%. So how does this happen?

Pecans are Naturally Cholesterol-Free

Pecans start out as a filling cholesterol-free snack. So even if they didn’t have any additional health benefits, they would be a nutritious, filling snack. But pecans offer so much more.

Mammoth pecan halves for pecan health benefits

Pecans are High in Unsaturated Fat

One ounce of mammoth pecan halves contains about 200 calories and have about 20 grams of monounsaturated fatty acids, a type of fat linked to improving total cholesterol levels. These fats are considered heart-healthy since they help keep your cholesterol and triglyceride levels in check.

Pecans are High in Polyphenols and Fiber

These two nutrients have been shown to slightly lower LDL cholesterol levels in some studies. Polyphenols fight off free radicals and help regulate body systems and fiber slows the absorption of fats into the bloodstream.

Take Advantage of the Health Benefits of Pecans by Buying Pecans in Bulk

Pecans are the perfect heart healthy snack. Add kosher pecans to your diet now by buying them from the leading environmentally friendly pecan farm, Stahmanns. For more information about our wholesale pecans for sale, call us at 844-739-6887 or contact us using our simple online form.

Vintage Pecan Recipes for Candy

This month, we continue our series of old-fashioned pecan recipes with three more types of candy using shelled pecans. All recipes are from Candy-Making at Home, written by Mary M.‏ Wright in 1915.

Vintage Pecan Recipes for Sweets

Chocolate Pecan Candy

Ingredients:
2 cups granulated sugar
½ cup water
¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
¼ cup melted chocolate
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup pecan nuts

Instructions:
Boil sugar, water, and cream of tartar until the mixture reaches the soft ball stage. Add melted chocolate, vanilla, and pecan nuts. Beat until creamy. Pour into buttered pans and let cool. Cut into squares or bars.

Maple Pecan Delight

Ingredients:
1 cup maple sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
¼ cup light corn syrup
¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
½ cup raisins, chopped
½ cup pecan halves
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 egg whites, stiffly beaten

Instructions:
Mix maple sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, and cream of tartar. Boil for a few minutes, then add raisins and pecan halves. Boil until the mixture reaches the hard ball stage. Add vanilla, then pour over the egg whites. Drop from spoon on waxed paper, and, if desired, place extra raisins on top of each drop.

Glacé Pecans

Ingredients:
2 cups granulated sugar
½ cup water
½ teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups whole pecan nuts

Instructions:
Mix sugar, water, and cream of tartar. Boil until the mixture reaches the hard crack stage or until the syrup begins to turn brown. Add vanilla. Dip pecan nuts completely into syrup using a long pin, then place on oiled or waxed paper.

Buy Pecans in Bulk for Specialty Foods

If you need to buy Kosher pecans wholesale, call Stahmanns Pecan Farms today. Stahmanns Farms have 85 years of experience producing quality bulk nuts and are now the largest pecan growers in the world. For more information about our wholesale pecans for sale, call us at 844-739-6887 or contact us online.

Why Use Pecan Flour?

Pecan flour is easy to make for a variety of pecan recipes, but why should you bother in the first place? Pecan flour has several benefits that make it a worthwhile addition to your pantry.

Healthy Alternative to Other Flours

Pecan flour is a great way to receive the health benefits of pecans. One cup of all-purpose wheat flour contains around 95.4 grams of carbohydrates, about 32% of the recommended daily value for a person on a 2,000 calorie diet. By comparison, a cup of pecan meal contains only 11 grams of carbs. Pecan flour is also naturally gluten free, making it the perfect option for those with celiac disease or other gluten sensitivities.
Flour made from Stahmanns Farms wholesale pecans for sale

While pecan flour is higher in fat content than wheat flour, it is mostly made up of unsaturated fat. Unsaturated fats are good for the heart and can help lower bad cholesterol. Nut meal is also high in fiber, which is another key to great heart health.

Pecans and pecan flour are one of the best sources of vitamin E, which is an antioxidant and helps to balance free radicals in the body. Maintaining a healthy level of vitamin E can help reduce your risk of cataracts, macular degeneration, and certain liver diseases.

Unique Flavor

Besides being a healthy option for cooking and baking, pecan flour also offers a unique flavor profile that can add an unexpected oomph to a variety of recipes. With a warm and nutty flavor, pecan flour can be used in savory and sweet dishes. It pairs particularly well with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, pumpkin, fish, and beef.

Looking for Wholesale Pecans for Sale?

Stahmanns Pecan Farms are one of the largest producers of pecans for industrial markets. We offer fancy mammoth pecan halves, Kosher pecans, and even more types of pecans for commercial markets. For more information, contact us online or call us at 844-739-6887.

Vintage Pecan Cake Recipes

Vintage Pecan Cake Recipes

Continuing our series of vintage pecan recipes, here are two recipes for pecan cake and icing from the early twentieth century.

Pecan Recipe for Maple Pecan Cake

Maple Pecan Cake

from The New Royal Cookbook (1922)

Cake Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup shelled pecans, chopped

Icing Ingredients:

  • 1/2 teaspoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons hot milk
  • 1½ cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring

Instructions:

Cream shortening, add sugar, egg yolks, vanilla and milk, and beat well; add flour, salt and baking powder which have been sifted together, and add pecan pieces; mix in beaten egg whites. Bake in greased loaf pan in moderate oven 35 to 45 minutes. Cover top with maple icing: Add butter to hot milk; add sugar slowly to make paste of the right consistency to spread; add flavoring and spread on cake. While still soft sprinkle with additional pecan pieces.

Baltimore Cake

From Good Things to Eat as Suggested by Rufus (1911)

Cake Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups fine granulated sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 ½ cups pastry flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 egg whites, beaten stiff and dry

Icing Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 egg whites, well beaten
  • 1 cup raisins, chopped
  • 1 cup pecan pieces, chopped
  • 5 figs, cut in strips

Beat butter to a cream using a wood cake spoon. Add 2 cups of sugar gradually while beating constantly. When creamy add milk, alternating with pastry flour that has been mixed and sifted with the baking powder. Add vanilla and the six egg whites. Bake in three buttered and floured shallow cake tins, and spread between the layers and on top the following icing:

Put in a saucepan three cups sugar, one cup water. Heat gradually to the boiling point, and cook without stirring until the syrup will thread. Pour the hot syrup gradually over the well beaten whites of three eggs and continue beating until of the right consistency for spreading. Then add raisins, pecan pieces and figs.

Certified Bulk Pecans for Specialty Foods

Stahmanns Pecans supplies fancy extra-large pecan pieces, mammoth pecan halves, and bulk pecans for gourmet goods. For more information, call us at 844-739-6887 or contact us online.