Pecan Recipes

  • Thanksgiving Came A Little Early To Pearson Farm

    Whether you're preparing a simple meal for a few or a feast for many, we are certain that the Thanksgiving menu is at the top of your To Do list.  Recently, we were discussing our Thanksgiving traditions during lunch and it got us to thinking..... how could we use pecans in more ways on our Thanksgiving tables? As you know, we LOVE pecans around here, and we try to use them as much as possible, so we were surprised to find that other than desserts, nuts (especially) pecans are an underused ingredient in most Thanksgiving eats.

    We made the decision right then and there that Pearson Farm needed to change that fact. Quickly, this simple idea turned into a challenge for our Mail Order team.  We shared family recipes and favorite dishes. We checked out cooking websites and shared special traditions.  Our break room turned into a perpetual Thanksgiving test kitchen as we experimented with sweet potatoes, cornbread, and LOTS of green beans. Our goal was to create traditional, Thanksgiving-inspired dishes that contained our crunchy, buttery Pearson Farm pecans.

    After 2 months, the menu is finally complete.  Along with a few already found on our website, we have created a THANKSGIVING RECIPE Section that highlights 12 of these delicious, inspired, and in some cases, clever holiday recipes that will be savored by all your holiday guests.  We have truly enjoyed every minute of searching, inventing, cooking and especially eating these dishes, but our favorite part of the whole experience was spending time together, sharing delicious food, making wonderful memories, and creating new ones to talk about for years to come.  Our little challenge turned into an early Thanksgiving celebration at Pearson Farm.  We invite you to try these wonderful dishes, and if you do, please make sure to send us a picture and leave us a comment here or on our Facebook page.  We hope you and yours have a very Happy Thanksgiving!!

     

  • A Recipe That Won’t Drive You Nuts

    There is no question that spending time with family and friends at the holidays is a joy. But sometimes preparing for guests can be a bit overwhelming.  At Pearson Farm, we understand the importance of wanting to enjoy quality time with people we hold dear and not spending hours in the kitchen preparing food. That’s why Lanier and Adeline Pearson have prepared this fast, simple  and delicious cranberry sauce recipe featuring Pearson Farm Georgia Pecans. It is sure to be a crowd pleaser this holiday. You can watch us make it here: https://youtu.be/o03FsdHvmGw

    Cranberry Sauce with Pecans

    •   1 (16 oz) can whole cranberry sauce
    •   1 (15 oz) can sliced pears, drained & chopped
    •   1 (11 oz) can mandarin oranges, drained
    •   1 Granny Smith apple, peeled & chopped
    •   1 c sugar
    •   ½ c dried fruit mix
    •   ½ tsp cinnamon
    •   ½ chopped pecans

    Combine all ingredients except pecans in a saucepan.  Cook, uncovered, over medium-low heat 45 minutes or until thickened, stirring often.  Remove sauce from heat.  Cover & chill. Add pecans right before serving.

    Also be sure to check out all of our delicious holiday favorites at Pearson Farm.com Make sure that your home is well stocked with delicious signature pecan treats and other irresistible treats.

    From our family to your we wish you a very Merry Christmas.

  • A Date For Christmas

    Even if you are married, we have a new date for you this Christmas. Lanier Pearson will show you a fast and simple way to turn Pearson Farm pecans and dates into a delicious appetizer. Your family, friends and guest are going to love these as well.

    This recipe is so simple all you need is the ingredients:

    Instructions:

    Stuff 1 Pearson Farm Elliot Pecan half and a little cream cheese into a date and wrap with bacon. Place the stuffed dates on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Eat when they cool.

    Check out the video at the link below:
    https://youtu.be/mylZ3SMvleo

    For this recipe and others go to Pearson Farm.com

  • Thanksgiving Is Almost Here and I Cranberry Stand It

    After turkey, there are 2 foods that simply define Thanksgiving; cranberry sauce and pecans. Here is a bit of holiday history.

    Cranberry sauce, or relish as some refer, was first sold in 1912 and became a mass market item during the 1940’s. Cranberries, are one of the only fruits actually native to North America.

    Pecans, have their roots (I couldn’t resist) in central and eastern North America and the river valleys of Mexico. Pecans have been consumed as far back as the pre-colonials, who began the Thanksgiving traditions that we still follow today.

    Cranberry Pecan Relish Cranberry Pecan Relish

    Pearson Farm has been growing Pecans in Georgia since 1885. Our 5th generation farm has been a family tradition just like Thanksgiving has been yours. So, this year we wanted to give you a recipe to bring this all together.

    We would like to elevate the humble canned cranberry sauce recipe with our own take, adding our award-winning Georgia Pecans. This recipe is sure to please everyone at your Thanksgiving feast. To watch the recipe click on the link below:

    https://youtu.be/o03FsdHvmGw

    Cranberry Sauce with Pearson Farm Pecans

    • 1 (16 oz) can whole cranberry sauce
    • 1 (15 oz) can sliced pears, drained & chopped
    • 1 (11 oz) can mandarin oranges, drained
    • 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled & chopped
    • 1 cup sugar
    • ½ cup dried fruit mix
    • ½ tsp cinnamon
    • ½ cup chopped Pearson Farm pecans

    Combine all ingredients except pecans in a saucepan. Cook, uncovered, over medium-low heat 45 minutes or until thickened, stirring often. Remove sauce from heat. Cover & chill.  Add pecans right before serving.

    Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours.

  • A Change in Seasons

    Pecan season is behind us and Peach Season is now in full swing.

    Here is a recipe that incorporates both delicious Georgia Peaches from Pearson Farm as well as our signature Georgia Pecans. We hope you like this as much as we do.

    Enjoy

    Pick up your key ingredients at Pearson Farm.

  • Mary’s Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

    To tantalize your taste buds we thought we would invite you into our kitchen as we make delicious Oatmeal Cookies made with our very own Georgia Pecans. Enjoy!

    Oatmeal Pecan Cookies Oatmeal Pecan Cookies

    ClIck here to watch Mary make them for you - https://youtu.be/XAc32ONsEyo

    Ingredients:

    (2) cups - oatmeal
    (2 ½) cups - flour
    (2) sticks - butter
    (1) cup - brown sugar
    (1) large egg
    (2) teaspoon vanilla
    (1) cup toffee
    (1) cup pecans

    Directions:

    In a large mixing bowl, mix brown sugar and butter until fluffy or creamy.
    Add the egg and vanilla and mix.
    Add oatmeal, toffee, pecans and flour.
    Mix by hand into cookie dough.
    Portion dough on to greased cookie sheets with a melon scoop.
    Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.

     

  • You Are What You Eat

    If you are like the majority of Americans, by now you have already forgotten, broken or abandoned your new year’s resolution. Quite frankly, it’s not surprising. It wasn’t that long ago that it was a time of sharing meals with friends and family, the days were full of cheer. We were tempted with punch, cookies and delicious pies. It is hard for anyone to snap out of that mindset so quickly.  So as we sit here in early 2016 and reflect back, are we what we eat? And if so, what is that?

    May I suggest pecans? And no that won’t make you nuts.  Pecans are well-documented to be a good way to lower your cholesterol, assist in weight loss, help you with hair growth and aid in building your immune system.  Pecans are a good source of vitamins, minerals and protein.  It was discovered that native Americans could get as much protein from eating pecans as they could from wild game.

    Pecans are many things and yes, they are a delicious and healthy snack.  Eating healthy can help you look good for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day which is just around the corner.

    Here is a recipe to help you change who you are if you are about to change what you eat.

    Healthy Granola Bars with Cranberries and Pecans

    Photo and recipe courtesy of: Nicole
    These granola bars are naturally sweetened with bananas, applesauce and cranberries. There is no processed sugar or artificial sweeteners. (However, we recommend adding a touch of maple syrup or honey for your sweet tooth.)

    Nuts, seeds and whole grains support digestive and heart health. Pecans are rich in antioxidants, so these real food granola bars are truly nutritious!

    Ingredients:

    3 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats 3/4 cup Pearson Pecan Pieces 3 large, ripe bananas 2/3 cup unsweetened applesauce 3/4 cup dried cranberries 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg 2 tbsp ground flax seed (or flax meal) 1/2 tsp salt

    Directions:

    Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.

    In a 9x13 baking sheet, lay a silicone baking mat or layer of parchment paper.

    Mix oats and pecans. Toast oats and pecans in a large skillet or in the oven on a baking sheet. They should be lightly toasted after a few minutes. Set aside.

    Place bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mash the bananas with a fork until mushy. Add applesauce and mix together.

    Once the oats and pecans are toasted, pour into a large mixing bowl. Mix in cranberries, flax seed, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.

    Add banana and applesauce mixture. Stir until clumpy and transfer to baking sheet.

    Make sure that the mixture is even (see picture). Bake for 30 minutes and then cool. Cut into bars. (It should make about 15 granola bars.)

    Store in the fridge or freezer for a healthy snack!

    As always we have a fresh supply of ingredients here at: PearsonFram.com 

  • Holiday Time Is Nuts

    I was in the store this past weekend and when looking at the shelf, I did a cartoon double take. I closed then rubbed my eyes, and when they opened again I was still seeing the same thing – Christmas decorations!

    Call me old school but isn’t September just a little bit too early to start thinking about the holidays? After some additional consideration I thought that this was a great time to start planning. While I still believe that it IS too early to be worrying about Christmas, I realized that Halloween is just about 45 days away. Thanksgiving is a month after that and that is the start of the full-fledged holiday party season. The time to start planning is now.

    So to get your creative culinary juices flowing, I thought I would give you a couple of quick seasonal suggestions. Here is a quick and easy recipe for Pecan Balls:

    Pecan Balls Pecan Balls


    Ingredients:

    • 1 cup butter
    • 4 tablespoons sugar
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla
    • 2 cups flour
    • 2 cups chopped Georgia pecans from Pearson Farm
    • Powdered sugar

    Directions:

    Cream butter and sugar. Add vanilla, then flour and pecans. Mix well. Roll into small balls. Bake 30 - 40 minutes on cookie sheet at 300 degrees. Roll in powdered sugar.

     

    But if making holiday treats is not your thing, we have you covered there as well.  Pearson Farm offers made from scratch cakes, pies and treats that will make you proud. Here is on example:

    Pearson's Cinnamon Pecan Crumble Cake  – Click on the name to learn more

    Cinnamon Pecan Crumble Cake Cinnamon Pecan Crumble Cake

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

  • Cherry Pecan Pie Recipe

    Let’s face it, we don’t always have time to make everything from scratch. If you are anything like us your life is busy. But that is no reason to go without great tasting desserts. Looking ahead, slightly Valentine’s Day is almost here. This one is as simple as it gets adds a touch or southern charm, Pearson style.

    Cherry Pecan Pie

    Simple Cherry Pecan Pie Simple Cherry Pecan Pie

    Ingredients

    1 Refrigerated pie crust, softened as directed on the package
    1 Cup Pearson Farm Chopped Pecans
    2 (21 oz) cans cherry pie filling
    1 Teaspoon milk
    1 Teaspoon sugar

    Instructions
    Preheat the oven to 425°F. Make pie crusts as directed on box for a two crust pie using 9-inch glass pie plate. Spoon pie filling into crust-lined plate. Sprinkle in the chopped pecans and mix with a spoon. For the top crust cut the pie uncooked crust into 1 inch strips and place them parallel across the top of the pie leaving a ½ inch gap between them. Then place the remaining strips at a 90 degree angle across the pie, again leaving a ½ inch gap between them. (Refer to our pie image). Brush top crust with milk; sprinkle with sugar. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until crust is golden brown. After 15 to 20 minutes of baking, cover crust edge with strips of foil to prevent excessive browning. Cool at least 1 hour before serving.

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

     

  • Pecan Pie Muffin Recipe

    In our house a good muffin can be served with any meal. These light and flavor rich muffins can be a compliment to any meal or gathering. Be sure to let us know how you like them.

    Pecan Pie Muffins

    Pearson Pecan Pie Muffins Pearson Pecan Pie Muffins

    Ingredients
    1 cup Pearson Farm Chopped Pecans
    1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
    1/2 cup melted butter
    2 large eggs
    1/2 cup plain flour (We prefer King Arthur flour)

    Instructions

    Preheat oven to 350. Combine the first three ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the center of the mixture. Beat eggs until foamy and combine with butter & sugar. Add to dry ingredients stirring just until moistened. Spoon batter into greased muffin tins. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until done.

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

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