Pecans are the most versatile tree nut — they can be eaten alone — raw, roasted or flavored — as a healthy, delicious snack or they can enhance almost any recipe as an ingredient. Pecans are perfect as a topping or ingredient in salads, vegetables, yogurt, oatmeal, sauces, breads and, of course, every kind of dessert. Store pecans in the freezer and have them on hand year-round.

Southern Crescents

Southern Crescents

Servings: 32 | Prep: N/A | Cook: 12


1 cup butter or margarine 8 oz. cream cheese, softened 2 cups flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans 1/3 cup sugar 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine butter and cream cheese. Mix until well blended. Combine flour and salt. Add to cheese mixture and mix well. Roll dough into 8 balls and wrap each in plastic wrap. Chill at least 2 hours. Roll each chilled ball into an 8-inch circle on lightly floured wax paper or countertop. Cut into 8 wedges. Combine pecans, sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon. Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon spice/nut mixture over each wedge. Starting at wide edge of dough, roll up each wedge. Shape ends toward each other forming a crescent. Place point side down on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown. Makes 64 crescents.


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