Pecan Almond Butter

I’ve always been a big fan of nut butters. I’ve always loved peanut butter. Then when almond butter became a thing, I started buying that too. At this point, I’ve probably tried them all. Then I randomly stumbled upon a recipe that I had never heard of: Pecan Almond Butter.

I love pecans, so my curiosity was piqued. I read through it, and was surprised at the simplicity of the recipe itself. It was supposed to be made in a food processor, so I immediately went online to purchase one. I’d been meaning to anyway, and this was just the push I needed.

When I received it, I quickly got to work. I made up a small batch at first, just in case I didn’t like it. I don’t know who I was kidding, because I absolutely loved it. I immediately made another batch.

That led me to start gifting it to family and friends, and before I knew it I was making it up nearly once a week. Eventually someone suggested I start selling it at the local farmer’s market. I didn’t think much of it until I attended one Saturday and no one was selling anything remotely like it.

I decided to get myself involved and see what I had to do to get this going. I was set up and ready to go by the next week. I had no clue what to expect, so I brought 20 jars of the pecan almond butter with me. Someone said I could probably price it at $10 a jar, so I figured why not.

I had samples out for people to try. It was such a hit! I blew through my 20 jars in about 2 hours, and there were 2 hours still left. I was still able to give out samples, since I brought 2 sample jars along. So many people were interested, and I had to ask them to come back next week to get a jar. I made a list of people to set them aside for. I was already set to sell 16 jars!

I realized I had my work cut out for me, so I went to check KitchenWorksInc. to see what they offered in Cuisinart DFP 14 parts. I ordered myself a few extra blades because I’m sure with the use they’d be seeing, they may get dull quickly. I also got myself a spatula to make sure I got every last bit of the butter out of the bowl.

For this next week at the farmer’s market, I had to come up with how many jars I should bring. This time I brought 3 sample jars, just to be on the safe side. I would have had a total order of 36 for the last week, had I been prepared. I brought the 16 that I had promised to the people who ordered, and then an additional 50 jars to cover any new sales. It was a lot of work, but once I got into a rhythm with it, it really wasn’t too difficult.

When Saturday came around, I was ready to roll. Every single person who had ordered last weekend was there to get their jar. It was a beautiful day, so it was even more crowded than it was during the week prior. I sold out again. If this keeps up, I might have to hire someone to help me.

Because of this discovery, I was able to cut back my full time job to part time. It was all because I discovered this amazing recipe and bought myself a Cuisinart food processor. One day I think I’ll actually be able to do this full time!