2 cups raw pecan halves2 tbsp raw honey½ tsp pure vanilla extract¼ tsp fine grain sea salt Preheat your oven to 300 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a bowl, melt the honey and toss with the pecans to evenly coat.
Spread the pecans out on the baking sheet in a single layer and roast in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Remove promptly to avoid burning.
Allow the pecans to cool for a few minutes, then transfer to your food processor or high speed blender*
Process on high speed for a few minutes until a paste begins to form. Stop, scrape the sides of the bowl, and continue to process for another 5 minutes or so, stopping again once to scrape the bowl.
Once a creamy butter forms, add the vanilla and salt and process just to combine. Done! Transfer all the honey roasted pecan butter to a glass jar with a lid, and enjoy! Store covered in the refrigerator.
Makes 8 oz. | Could easily be doubled! Recipe from: http://www.paleorunningmomma.com/honey-roasted-pecan-butter/
Lee Epting, a true Southern gentleman and possibly one of the South's finest entertainers, passed along Epting Events' recipe for their signature red velvet cupcakes with pecans. We consider ourselves quite lucky to be able to share it with you.