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What can I do with a jar of honey-preserved nuts?

Hello everyone. I recently bought a jar of honey-preserved nuts (pistachios, walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds). I think this would make a nice sweet condiment on a cheese plate. What cheeses would you recommend? I enjoy cheeses across the spectrum and would love some ideas. Thanks for your time.

asked by jennyanydots over 3 years ago
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added over 3 years ago

Sounds like they'd be great with cheese but you could also stuff dates with them.

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added over 3 years ago

If you can find it, pecorino toscana. Pairs very well with honey. An aged cheddar would also be delicious.

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added over 3 years ago

I have enjoyed honey packed nuts from Istanbul for years, but they are sweet. So serve with a strong cheese like a stilton, or something aged aged aged. If cheddar, look for minimum 3 years. Any bleu cheese would work fine. As for a pecarino, yes, it would be fine, but the pecarino has such a good taste by itself it would be sacrilege to pair it - in my humble opinion.

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added over 3 years ago

You can thin it out and also serve it as a waffle/pancake topping.

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added over 3 years ago

Thank you, everyone, for your ideas. I'm excited to try them. Happy New Year!

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Margie is a trusted home cook immersed in German foodways.

added over 3 years ago

Parmagiano goes well with walnuts, pears, and honey, so I think it would be tasty with your honey-drenched nuts.

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Chops is a trusted home cook.

added over 3 years ago

How about making a cheese ball for crackers/baguette. You could use any cheese you prefer.

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added over 3 years ago

Yes, I was thinking of that, too. I think I may try mixing a small amount into plain yogurt for a simple breakfast, or mixing some into room-temperature cream cheese for my morning bagel. Thanks again for your wonderful ideas!

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