Go Nutty this Christmas with Pecans Treats

The holiday's are all about family and honoring old and new traditions. This year, why not start a new family tradition by making homemade pecan treats from Pearson Farms? It's sure to become a favorite tradition for the entire family...

Growing up there was a pecan tree that sat on the side of our house. During the fall months my siblings and I would spend hours picking them and eating them straight from the shell. It was our little bit of heaven. We did pick enough to bring in the house and we would find creative ways to eat them. We no longer have access to that pecan tree, thank goodness we have Pearson Farms to bring back the memories and the taste of home.

Georgia is the nation’s leading pecan producing state.  In Georgia, pecans are harvested during October through December, but are available year-round. From salted to roasted, to chocolate covered, they have something that will satisfy every palette. Having been in the business of growing pecans for more than 130 years, you could say that the Pearson family knows a thing or two about how to grow them right. Pearson Farm pecans, all grown on the farm in Fort Valley, Georgia come with a promise of quality.

For the Holiday's why not start your own family tradition just like the Pearson's did 130 years ago by making sweet or savory pecan treats as family favorites or gifts for your neighbors, co-workers, favorite teacher or church group. We guarantee they will look forward to your homemade treats every year.

Here are a few recipes that make for great gifts: 

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

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.

1.      Graham crackers to cover cookie sheet
2.      1 cup chopped Georgia pecans from Pearson Farm
3.      1 cup butter or margarine
4.      1 cup brown sugar

Line cookie sheet which has sides with foil. Place on it a layer of Graham Crackers that have been broken in sections. Bring to boil butter and brown sugar. Cook just to dissolve sugar, about 2 minutes. Pour this mixture over Graham Crackers and sprinkle nuts onto the crackers after you have poured the sugar and butter mixture on the crackers; bake in a 400 degree oven for 5 minutes. Just slightly cool and cut into strips, and then allow to finish cooling.
From The Kitchen Of: Lucy Clark
If you prefer to purchase gifts instead of making them homemade, Pearson Farms has a wide array of gifts available that are also guaranteed to arrive fresh.

Happy Holiday's!

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