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Pecans

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Pecans are available year-round, but are used in many fall and winter desserts and savory side dishes.

Prep & Store

Pecans can be bought shelled or unshelled. Shelled pecans can be used straight out of the package.

Quick & Easy Recipe

To caramelize, heat 2 tablespoons (28 grams) of butter on medium heat, add 2 tablespoons (28 grams) of brown sugar, and 1 cup (99 grams) of whole or halved pecans, and stir constantly until sugar is dissolved and the nuts are lightly browned. (Take care not to burn them!) Create a festive salad by adding them to the greens of your choice with goat cheese and sliced pears.

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