How To Make The Best Pecan Pie Bark

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Pecan Pie Bark does not need to be a holiday dessert. This is a great treat any time of the year. If you love pecans and you have an event you want to make something sweet and special for, you can prepare this start to finish in under 10 minutes. There are only four ingredients, pecans, sugar, butter and graham crackers. Let us talk a little bit about the pecan nut.Research that was published in 2005 in an issue of Nutrition Research indicated that just a handful of fresh raw pecans eaten daily could help to inhibit heart disease as pecans aid in the unwanted oxidation of blood lipids. These nuts are very high in Vitamin E, which is an antioxidant. Pecans in fact ranked the highest in all nuts, containing the highest amount of antioxidant capacity. This is also helpful in decreasing neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's. So it is obvious that raw pecans are a good food source and even though they are one of the most expensive nuts, if they are filled with goodness, are worth the money spent.

Did you know that a pecan tree grows from 66 to 131 feet in height and has a spread of 39 to 75 ft with a trunk up to 6.6 feet in diameter! That is a large tree. A tree that is ten years old is only about 16 feet high. Pecan trees can live for more than 300 years and bear edible seeds for that entire time. Commercially the US started to grow pecan trees in the 1880's. Trees grown commercially in the US that are the leading states are Georgia, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. The largest orchard in sough-central New Mexico at a place called Stahmann Farms.

These wonderful nuts offer up a rich buttery flavor. No wonder they are so popular in baking the ever popular pecan pie! To get the full list of ingredients and instructions, please visit the Wishes and Dishes website below.

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