Serves 1.5CUPS     adjust servings

Gingerbread Pecan Butter

Prep Time 20 MINUTES Prep Time
Cook Time 7 MINUTES Cook Time
Total Time 27 mins Total Time
This gingerbread pecan butter makes the perfect holiday gift - or festive snack.


  • 3 cups raw pecan halves
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 tablespoon dark molasses
  • pinch of salt


  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spread the pecan halves evenly on a baking sheet. Bake for 5-7 minutes, until fragrant and very slightly darkened but not burnt.
  3. Immediately place the pecans in a food processor and add the remaining ingredients.
  4. Process until a smooth butter forms, scraping down the bowl every few minutes. The mixture will start out as coarsely chopped, then finely chopped and crumbly, then a thick puree, and finally a smooth, drippy nut butter - it should take 10-15 minutes total.


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