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Blackberry Pecan Preserves
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Summer in a jar.
From deep in the heart of Texas come incredible fruit preserves produced by The Great San Saba River Pecan Company. Summer's favorite berry - plump, ripe blackberries - are paired with glorious San Saba pecans for a preserve perfect for your morning breakfast breads, pancakes and waffles. You'll love Blackberry Pecan Preserves spooned over vanilla ice cream!
- Slather on your morning breakfast breads, including toast, biscuits, English muffins, scones, or bran muffins.
- Delicious when topping pancakes or waffles
- Mix into fresh fruit salad
- Garnish pound cake, cheesecake, or vanilla ice cream with Blackberry Pecan Preserves
- Whisk in to salad dressings
In the early 1870's, Edmond E. Risien, an amateur horticulturalist, arrived in San Saba County from England. He found a light-colored, thin-shelled pecan which he named San Saba. At the confluence of the Colorado and San Saba rivers, he set out an orchard of 600 trees, using this nut as seed. He waited 12-14 years for the trees to bear fruit. Then, by a process of cross-pollination and selection, he gave the industry such pecan varieties as Onliwon, Squirrels Delight, San Saba Improved, and Western Schley. San Saba claims the title "Pecan Capital of the World".
Pecans are indigenous to San Saba County and have been a cash crop since as early as 1857. Possibly some of the trees were growing here when Columbus came to America. Normal production for San Saba County is two to five million pounds of pecans per year.