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Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012

Cheddar-Pecan Crackers

It seems weird to make crackers when you can buy them, and spend virtually no time doing so except debating on which ones to get.  I may be crazy but I definitely prefer making my own-so much more satisfying knowing what the ingredients that are in each cracker and to share them with others.

This cracker is buttery, cheesy and nutty.  Yum!  I think they would make a nice addition to any veggie, fruit and cheese platter.  Even to place in soup…the possibilities are endless.  Make your own for this holiday season!  

Cheddar-Pecan Crackers
Makes 50-60 crackers

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
¼ up butter
1/3 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
¾ cup all purpose flour
½ cup finely chopped pecans, toasted

In a bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine cheese and butter. Allow to sit for 30 minutes.

Beat the mixture on medium speed until well-combined. Add in the spices and beat until combined.

With a wooden spoon, stir the flour and chopped pecans into the mixture until combined. Form into a ball and shape into an eight-inch log. Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

Slice the log into 1/8 inch slices with a sharp knife. Place on the prepared baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until lightly browned. Transfer to a wire wrack and cool.

Source: slightly adapted from Better Homes & Gardens

1 comment:

  1. Mmmmmm! I love making crackers every Christmas. I usually make an olive parmesan cracker, but I think I'll try this recipe this year. Sounds awesome I love cheddar and pecan :) Thanks for the idea hun! *hugs*



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