The 12 Flav’s of Christmas – 3. Candied Orange Pecans

Third in the 12 Flav’s of Christmas series is a true Southern treat. This appetizing temptation embodies genuine Georgia Pecans and fresh squeezed orange juice. Pearson Farm knows how to capture the taste of the south.

3. Candied Orange Pecans

Pearson Farm’s Candied Orange Pecans are made using the fresh flavors of fresh squeezed orange juice, fresh orange zest and delicious Pearson Farm pecans. Covered in a sweet candy coating.

Candied Orange Pecans
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The 12 Flav’s of Christmas – 2. Pearson’s Cinnamon Crumble Cake

We are continuing our tasty Pearson Farm series called the 12 Flav’s of Christmas. Here is the second temptation that is sure to satisfy anyone on your holiday gift list.

  1. Pearson’s Cinnamon Crumble Cake

Made with cinnamon and fresh Pearson pecans, this buttery cake bakes up to form a crumbly topping.  Perfect as a breakfast treat or finishing touch to any meal.

Pearson's Cinnamon Crumble Cake

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The 12 Flav’s of Christmas – Pearson Farm Style

Here at Pearson Farm, we know that the way to anyone’s heart is through their stomach. That is why we have come up with 12 taste tempting ideas for you to satisfy your friends and family’s appetite this season. For the next 11 days we will offer you 1 delightful choice from the Pearson Farm kitchen. We are confident that at least one of these will tempt you.  We are starting with one of our most requested holiday treats. Enjoy.

1. Chocolate Pecan Clusters

Pearson Pecans are surrounded by creamy caramel and drenched in milk chocolate.

Chocolate Pecan Clusters

Chocolate Pecan Clusters

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Gerri’s Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Holiday parties are the last place you want to show up empty handed. This recipe will open doors and warm the hearts of everyone that samples it.

Gerri’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gerri's Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup butter melted and cooled
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1 3/4 cup plain flour (we prefer King Arthur flour)
1 tsp baking soda
1 Pinch of salt
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup Pearson Farm chopped pecans

Instructions
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
Cream sugars and butter until fluffy. Next stir in vanilla and eggs. Next stir in flour, baking soda and salt. Stir until well mixed. Then stir in Chocolate Chips & Pecans. Drop by the spoonful, an inch apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet Bake for 12-13 minutes or until golden brown.

Transfer onto a wire rack for cooling.

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Angel Pecan Pie Recipe

With the holiday’s in full swing, we wanted to tempt you with this great tasting treat. It just might become a tradition in your home every year.

Angel Pecan Pie

Angel Pecan Pie

 Ingredients
3 egg whites
1 cup sugar
1 cup Pearson Farm Chopped Pecans
21 crushed Ritz Crackers
1 tsp vanilla

Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Beat egg whites until stiff. Slowly add sugar. Fold in crackers and Pecans Add vanilla.Pour into buttered pie plate. Bake for 30 minutes. Let it cool completely.

Topping Ingredients
2 1/2 pint cartons of whipping cream
2 tsp instant cocoa
6 tabs sugar

Topping Instructions
Whip cream and add sugar and cocoa. Cover the pie and let it cool for 6 to 12 hours.

For more recipes like this one check out my recipe page here at www.PearsonFarm.com

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Pearson Farm and Holiday Food Talk

We wanted to do a quick post to let everyone know that Pearson Farm is scheduled to be featured on 2 upcoming radio shows.

The first one will be on Saturday Nov. 22 at 11am EST. John Walters will interview Al Pearson on “The Food Dude Show”. The program will be broadcast on WMAS AM
Al Pearson will speaking about the history of Pearson Farm and the types of pecans that Pearson Farm offers. To learn more about “The Food Dude” you can see his website at – http://www.foodduderadio.com/  You can listen to the show live here – http://player.listenlive.co/26121

 The second interview will be on Monday, Nov. 24 at 9:30am EST broadcasting on WKNY AM. Radio host Warren Lawrence will interview Al Pearson. Al is expected to be talking about Georgia Pecan Month, which is this month (November). He will also be talking about some delicious gift ideas for holidays. We will be paying special attention to hear about chocolate covered pecans and a variety of gift tins.

Click on this link to listen live to the WKNY AM broadcast – http://1490wkny.com/listen-live/

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Holiday Recipe Season, Southern Style

It’s official. We’ve entered holiday recipe season. Here at Pearson Farm we want you to consider making southern style recipes this holiday season. Now before you dismiss this thought it is important to point out that southern style is not exclusively a geographic thing. While southern style IS born in the south, it is much more an attitude. Southern style embodies the ingredients and a style of cooking that is very much its own.

Historically, southern style food is good, down-home cooking with its flavor roots in the rural South. When you think of southern style foods you immediately think of hot biscuits, collard greens, grits, corn bread and fried chicken. But nothing says Hello Holiday’s like praline pecans. In fact, putting pecans in nearly any holiday dish is a well rooted southern tradition that we hold very dear.

As growers of Georgia pecans we hold fast to a more than 100 year tradition of “fresh from the tree” thinking when it comes to pecans. As we enter the holiday season we embrace the opportunity and the southern tradition of including pecans in nearly every single meal.

As you begin to plan your holiday meals we encourage you to take your mouth to the south and embrace southern style holiday recipes. May we suggest some of the following seasonal southern style dishes; cinnamon pecan rolls, pecan praline cookies, southern pecan pie, pecan crusted chicken or praline pecan crusted bacon (my personal favorite). The truth is pecans can make most dishes taste just a little bit better. Even sweet potato casserole is not complete without that perfect pinch of pecans.

So, just like in the old southern tradition where cooks cooked with what they had available to them. We would like to make our fresh pecan crop available to you.  Stay tuned for good southern style holiday recipes from our kitchen.

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It’s Time For October Feast

It’s that time of year again. Yes, it’s pecan season.  Pecans are one of the most versatile “stand alone” and healthy foods you can find.  Pecans are so versatile in fact, they can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert or all by themself. But here is some even better news, pecans have the highest antioxidants of any tree nut. This makes using pecans in any recipe a plus.

Cinnamon Rolls Made with Georgia Pecans

The pecan harvest in the U.S. typically starts mid- to late–October and historically, Georgia is the leading pecan-producing state in the U.S.  So that puts Pearson Farm and our Georgia pecans right in the epicenter of pecan goodness.

Over the next several months, be on the lookout as Pearson Farm will be unveiling some delicious new goodies and holiday recipes from Mary’s Kitchen.

In the meantime if you need pecan recipes Click Here

If you are looking for whole pecans in the shell Click Here

Shelled pecans Click Here For pecan gift tins Click Here  or pecan gift boxes Click Here

Whatever your need, make sure that you go nuts with the most versatile harvest of the season, Georgia Pecans from Pearson Farm.

 

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Cinnamon Vanilla Crepes with Georgia Peaches

If you’re lucky enough to get your hands on the last few peaches of the season, here’s a great way to cook them up for breakfast! Crepes are always delicious with fresh fruit, but sweet, end of season peaches are the best.

crepes with fresh peaches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

Crepes

  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon oil
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ Tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Peach Filling

The easiest way to make the crepe batter is with a blender. If you don’t have a blender, you can always use a mixer and pour the finished batter into a pitcher for easy pouring.

In a blender or mixing bowl, add milk, flour, oil, eggs, salt, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. Blend the mixture until well blended and frothy. There shouldn’t be any lumps!

Heat a medium skillet over medium high heat. Melt a small pat of butter in the skillet to your crepes from sticking. Pour 3-4 tablespoons of crepe batter into the skillet. Cook for a few seconds or until golden brown on the bottom and then flip! (Hint: Your first crepe will soak up most of the butter, but your 2nd and 3rd crepes will start looking much more golden brown.)

For the filling, peel and slice your fresh, juicy peaches into a bowl. Add 1-2 tablespoons of sugar and the nutmeg. Mix with a large spoon and make sure peaches are evenly coated. Let them sit for 10 minutes.

Finally, fill your crepes with delicious peaches and sprinkle with powdered sugar!

Recipe and photo property of Jaime Cooks it Up.

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Cilantro Peach Salsa & Grilled Fish Tacos

Georgia peach salsa with fish tacos

Peach Salsa is a delicious topping for tortilla chips, tacos, or grilled fish. Make fresh, Cilantro Peach Salsa at home with sweet, Georgia peaches! Locally grown peaches have a great flavor and make the best salsa. (Hint: Always use fresh peaches.)

Ingredients for Cilantro Peach Salsa:

  • 2 1/2 cups ripe Pearson peaches, diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 1-2 tsp habanero or jalepeno pepper, minced (2 tsp of habanero will be very spicy, while 1 tsp of jalepeno will be mildly spicy)
  • 1/2 cups fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/8 cup fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp sugar

Remove peach fuzz from the peach by gently rubbing with a towel. (You do not have to peal the peaches.) Dice peaches and put in a mixing bowl. Seed and mince peppers. Make sure to mince peppers into very small pieces. Sprinkle 1 tsp of habanero (or jalepeno) over peaches. Add the cilantro, lime juice, salt and sugar. Gently mix together with large spoon. Let sit for a few minutes to allow flavors to blend together.

This peach salsa is great on Chipotle Fish Tacos! Here’s a great recipe for marinated and grilled fish tacos.

Ingredients for Chipotle Fish Tacos:

  • 1-1 1/2 lbs. thick, white fish (Best choices would be Halibut, Mahi Mahi, or Sea Bass)
  • Corn Tortillas, grilled
  • Limes, halved or sliced

Marinade:

  • 2-3 garlic cloves
  • 2-3 whole chipotles in adobo sauce
  • 1 tbs adobo sauce (from chipotle can)
  • 4 tbs olive oil
  • zest from 1 lime
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tbs ground cumin
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • pinch of black pepper

Blend all marinade ingredients in a food processor. Rub marinade over fish and let marinate for at least 1 hour in the fridge. When finished marinating, grill fish over high heat. (Hint: Use fish basket for easier flipping.) When fish is seared on each side, turn heat down to medium, cover and finish cooking. Grill or warm corn tortillas.

Top with lime and salt to taste. Serve with peach salsa, lime, cilantro, avocado, queso fresco and tapatio! It’s sweet, spicy and delicious!

Photo and recipe property of Sylvia.

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