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Festive Recipes

Baked Brie with Pecans & Cranberry Orange Chutney From the American Pecan Council Total 24 minutes Ingredients 1/2 cup roasted pecan pieces (see recipe notes) 1 (13.4-ounce) round brie 1 (12-ounce) bag fresh cranberries 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup maple syrup Zest and juice of 1 orange 1 teaspoon freshly chopped thyme 1 teaspoon freshly...

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Oklahoma Pecan Grower Celebrates the Next Big Step

In mid-November this year, Dennis and Glenda Ward put on a good, old-fashioned fish fry to celebrate their next big step as an Oklahoma pecan family. The Ward family started farming the southeastern corner of Oklahoma back in the 1930s. Dennis’ grandfather and father (Barney Sr. and Barney Jr.) would eventually run several hundred heads...

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Around the Industry: Weber Shandwick Team Finishes Immersion Tours in the Southeast

As growers rushed into harvest last month, the American Pecan Council’s Weber Shandwick team embarked on its final immersion tour. This time the group visited Georgia. Team members witnessed harvest, learned how pecan production varies in the Southeast, and met with local growers and industry members. MASON PECANS, FORT VALLEY, GEORGIA— An employee at Mason Farms collects...

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Pecans in Attendance at FNCE & Finally Take Center Stage

My husband, Winston, and I had the pleasure of attending the 2017 Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) in Chicago, Illinois recently—a little different than the pecan growers’ conference we attend each year. FNCE had more than 15,000 people in attendance. It’s an experience we won’t forget and one that we are certainly grateful...

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