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Peach Pecan Amaretto Preserves
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From deep in the heart of Texas come incredible fruit preserves produced by the San Saba River Pecan Company. Made in small batches with juicy ripe peaches and glorious San Saba pecans, they are made even more special with the addition of amaretto. One food critic writes, "Not To Be Preserved, But Eaten Immediately". We absolutely agree! The trio of flavors meld into the perfect preserve for breakfast breads, pancakes and waffles, and vanilla ice cream.
- As the perfect topping for 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 Peach Pecan Amaretto Preserves
- Use as an ingredient in glazes for poultry
- Add amazing flavor to baked sweet potatoes
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.