Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board with Maple Sage Pecans

Submitted by:

American Pecan Council | Kelsey Preciado, Little Bits of Real Food

A pecan-packed charcuterie board is the perfect spread for holiday festivities and beyond. Take yours to another level with Maple Sage Pecans, Rosemary Pecan-Crusted Goat Cheese and a Honey Cinnamon Pecan Spread that you will want to slather on everything.

Ingredients

  • For the Maple Sage Pecans:
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage
  • For the Rosemary Pecan-Crusted Goat Cheese:
  • 2 teaspoons roughly chopped rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecan pieces
  • 10 oz goat cheese log
  • For the Honey Cinnamon Pecan Spread:
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecan pieces
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. To make the maple sage pecans: Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl combine maple syrup, ground sage and salt. Add in pecan halves and toss to coat. Add in fresh sage and toss again, then pour onto the lined baking sheet.
  3. Spread the pecans into an even layer and roast for 12-14 minutes or until lightly browned, tossing them halfway through.
  4. To make the rosemary pecan crusted goat cheese: In a food processor, combine pecans, rosemary and garlic powder. Pulse until the pecans resemble large breadcrumbs (like the photo).
  5. Pour pecan mixture onto a plate and place the goat cheese log on top. Roll the cheese in the pecan mixture, pressing it in so it sticks.
  6. To make the honey cinnamon pecan spread: In a food processor, combine pecans, honey, oil and cinnamon. Blend on high until the pecans are finely chopped.
  7. Serve in a small bowl on your charcuterie board. Pair with additional cheese, meats and crackers.

Nutrition facts

Calories

460

Fat

42g

Sat Fat

8g

Sodium

310mg

Carbs

16g

Fiber

4g

Protein

10g

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