All Occasion Pecan Log Recipe

Here is a simple pecan log recipe that can be used for all occasion celebrations throughout the year.  Do you remember the taste of fluffy, cherry-laced nougat rolled in fresh caramel and pecan pieces?  Mmmm… I can close my eyes and taste one now.  And it would not be a small slice of the pecan log roll as I can eat the entire roll!

INGREDIENTS

  • 5 Tbsp evaporated milk
  • 3/4 tsp rum flavoring
  • 2 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar – sifted
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped candied cherries
  • 24 – 30 caramels
  • 1 1/2 cup pecan pieces

DIRECTIONS

Combine 2 Tablespoons milk and rum flavoring in bowl; blend in confectioner’s sugar.  Knead until smooth and shiny; blend in cherries, adding additional confectioners’ sugar, if necessary.  Shape into 6-inch logs and roll in waxed paper.  Chill until firm.  Combine caramels with remaining milk; heat over boiling water until melted, stirring frequently.  Pour melted caramels  into medium bowl and  roll chilled log in caramel mixture to coat evenly and then quickly roll caramel coated log over the pecan pieces.  Roll in waxed paper and chill until firm.

 

Fluffy cherry laced pecan log roll.

Fluffy cherry laced pecan log roll.

 

Spring Time Cream Cheese Pecan Pie Recipe

This version of the pecan pie has three delicious layers that make for a taste tantalizing experience.  Celebrate Spring time tomorrow with a delicious cream cheese pecan pie!  Try it and let us know what you thought…

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups pecan pieces (chopped)
  • 1 cup light corn syrup (Karo)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs, beaten well with a fork
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Combine the cream cheese and 1/3 cup sugar in a bowl.  Beat at high speed with an electric mixer until fluffy.  Add 1 egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 1/4 teaspoon salt.  Blend well.  Pour into the pie shell.  Sprinkle the pecans evenly over the cream cheese mixture.

Combine the corn syrup, 1/4 cup sugar, 3 beaten eggs and vanilla, mixing well. Carefully pour mixture over the pecan layer. Bake at 375°F for 35 to 40 minutes or until set. Allow to cool completely, then refrigerate for 2 to 3 hours before serving.

Spring Time Cream Cheese Pecan Pie Recipe

Spring Time Cream Cheese Pecan Pie Recipe

 

Easter Cocoa Spiced Pecans

Because of the many days of cloudy wet weather that has held me hostage inside my house instead of out in the pecan orchard, I find myself searching cookbooks for unusual pecan recipes to try for our family’s upcoming Easter celebration.  I ran across one for Cocoa Spiced Pecans that I felt worthy of sharing.

 

COCOA SPICED PECANS

Ingredients

Parchment paper or nonstick cooking spray

1 large egg white

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1 tablespoon Baking Cocoa

1 teaspoon fine sea salt

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

4 cups pecan halves

 

Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.  Line baking sheet with parchment paper or spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.

Whisk together the egg white, sugar, salt, cinnamon and cayenne pepper in bowl.  Stir in the pecans and stir until completely coated.  Pour the pecans onto the prepared baking sheet and spread into a single layer.

Bake for 20 minutes and remove from oven.  Stir to separate the pecans.  Reduce oven temperature to 250 degrees F and continue to bake for 15 minutes.  Cool completely on baking sheet and then break into pieces.  Store in airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

These can be sprinkled over your favorite salad greens.  Cut up a few strawberries and or blueberries to add color and “Voila” – enjoy!

COCOA SPICED PECANS

COCOA SPICED PECANS