Citrus Pine Nut Butter

Add lemon zest, orange zest, and lime zest to pine nut butter for a bright and fresh take on nut butter. You can also use...
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Citrus Pine Nut Butter
Mary Loudermilk

Citrus Pine Nut Butter

Add lemon zest, orange zest, and lime zest to pine nut butter for a bright and fresh take on nut butter. You can also use this butter in shortbread cookies. This recipe comes from Nut Butters by Mary Loudermilk.

4
Servings
739
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

This butter will get more flavorful with time, so I suggest making it a day before you plan to use it.

Reprinted with permission from Nut Butters @ 2015 by Mary Loudermilk, Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. Photos by Mary Loudermilk 

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups pine nuts
  • 1 Tablespoon white sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon zest
  • 2 Tablespoons orange zest
  • 2 Tablespoons lime zest
  • Salt, to taste

Directions

Process the pine nuts in the food processor until completely smooth, 5 to 10 minutes, scraping down the sides with a spatula as necessary.

Combine the sugar and zests and pinch together with clean fingers until fragrant. Add to the pine nut butter and process again until smooth.

Add salt as needed for taste.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
71g
100%
Sugar
8g
9%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
23g
18%
Protein
15g
33%
Vitamin A, RAE
1µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
54µg
60%
Calcium, Ca
26mg
3%
Choline, total
56mg
13%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
5g
20%
Folate, total
37µg
9%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
252mg
79%
Manganese, Mn
9mg
100%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Phosphorus, P
577mg
82%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
36mg
2%
Water
14g
1%
Zinc, Zn
6mg
75%

Pine Nut Shopping Tip

Look for bright green leaves free of dark spots. The leaves should be dry and are best kept wrapped in a paper towel in a bag when storing in the refrigerator.

Pine Nut Cooking Tip

When using basil in a hot recipe, add it only at the last minute. Otherwise you will lose the flavor and fragrance of the herb.