Tips on Storing Pecans (…and new pecan recipes!!)

Now that the season is upon us, and you’re hopefully filling up your shopping cart with lots of pecans and goodies from Hudson…the question may be asked, “How do I store my pecans?”

Pecans need to be stored properly to maintain their good taste – they are perishable because of their high oil content.  You may be the type that buys pecans in bulk to use throughout the year OR just keep them around for daily snacking.  Either way, here are some tips to be sure you’re storing your pecans correctly:

  • At home, unshelled pecans can be stored in a cool, dry place for three to six months.
  • If you have shelled pecans, they need to be either refrigerated in airtight containers for up to nine months, or frozen in zipper locked freezer bags for up to two years.
  • You can freeze and refreeze pecans for at least two years without loss of flavor or texture.

Now…on to the yummy part of the post – we have just added some new recipes (that all include delicious pecans) to our recipe page.  Go check it out!

Pecans – A Southern Holiday Tradition

There are very few dishes that represent Southern tradition more perfectly than a slice of pecan pie, with its dark custard filling and crunchy, nutty topping.  Add to that, Spiced Pecans, Cinnamon Pecans, Chocolate Covered Pecans…and the list goes on and on.

Sweet and buttery, the pecans that figure so prominently in many traditional Southern holiday recipes. They’re native to the Deep South, where the long, warm growing season provides the perfect growing climate. And they’re the third-most-popular nut in the U.S. behind peanuts and almonds, according to the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center.

 

Here at Hudson Pecans, we love our pecans and are so proud of our carefully nurtured product that we can’t wait to get them to you this holiday season.  Check out our recipe page for new ways to serve the South’s favorite nut…and there will be more to come!  Shop now on our website…we have gift boxes, pecans for baking, candies – we have it all.  Here’s to pecan season and another wonderful holiday season in the South!