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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.

Lemon Pecan Tea Bread

Lemon Pecan Tea Bread

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Ingredients:

1/3 cup butter or margarine 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 1/2 cups flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup chopped pecans Lemon rind, grated (rind of 1 lemon) Syrup 1 cup powdered sugar Juice of 2 lemons Glaze 1 cup powdered sugar Enough lemon juice to make spoonable glaze consistency Pecan halves for garnish

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Beat 1/3 cup butter until fluffy; beat in sugar. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Beat well after each addition. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in separate bowl. Mix into creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with dry ingredients. Mix in chopped pecans and lemon rind. Pour batter in greased and floured loaf pan (8.5 x 4.5 inches). Bake until bread is golden and toothpicks inserted in bread come out clean, about 50 minutes. Syrup: Mix 1 cup powdered sugar and juice of 2 lemons; spoon over hot bread and let stand 15 minutes. Remove bread from pan; cool on wire racks. Glaze: Mix 1 cup powdered sugar and just enough lemon juice to make spoonable glaze. Spoon over top of cooled bread. Garnish with pecan halves.

Nutrition

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