Despite having similar names, a true fan of Southern food knows the difference between pecan pralines and praline pecans. Pecan pralines are a patty-shaped candy made from pecans and several other ingredients, typically sugar, butter, and cream. Praline pecans are individual pecan nuts with a praline-flavored coating. Before you enjoy these mouth-watering snacks, learn more about their differences.
Pecans are a great addition to a well-balanced keto diet. They're low in carbs, which is an important characteristic of keto-friendly foods. Whether you're already on the ketogenic diet or have considered trying it, you should know about the overall health benefits of pecans, as they can be a prominent ingredient in your keto meals.
How does Priesters pick the best pecans? We're a family business, having devoted our lives to shelling the perfect pecan since the 1930's. Today, we work with only the finest and most dedicated pecan shellers here in Alabama and Georgia. They harvest our pecans when the aroma and ripeness is just right.
Let us tell you a little story about a handshake partnership and the beginning of Alabama's largest gourmet handmade candy company. Fort Deposit, Alabama, is located 35 miles south of Montgomery. The little town of 1,200 sprouted. And around the little town sprouted pecan trees. Lots of them...
Why 510 pie baking tests? Our tradition of baking "Blue Ribbon Good" pecan pies for sale to the public began in 1987. Much like prize-winning pies you've tasted as Blue Ribbon winners at your local County Fair, our family recipe has a long history.
Chocolate and pecan pie. Imagine the flavor and aroma. In creating a new pecan pie, we decided on using chocolate because it's a dessert favorite. Our Priester's chocolate pecan pies were introduced a year after we'd perfected our pecan pie.
A fire at the Priester's kitchen destroyed the building but Southern good neighborly charm and sense of family came to the rescue. Here you'll learn how Priester's took what could have been a devasting disaster and turned it around with the help of good ol' Alabamans. It's what makes Priester's Pecans "Absolutely Alabama!"
As a family of bakers and candy makers, Priester's Pecans takes great pride in the freshness, aroma, and flavor of our pecans. Only the very best go into your desserts, snacks and candies. That's why we've decided to invite you into our kitchen for a tour of our facilities.
Founded in 1998 by Betsy Parker and her daughter-in-law, Ashley Parker, Betsy's produces an assortment of gourmet straws and cookies, known for their homemade taste and premium, all-natural ingredients.
In their own words, Priester's co-owners Thomas Ellis and Ellen Ellis Burkett, will tell you a remarkable story. It's a story of how a part-time seasonal wholesale nut business developed into a full-time year-round company baking and selling specialty gourmet pecan desserts.
Did you know pecans are loaded with nutritious goodness? Yes it's true. New research on this tasty tree nut tells us they're rich in chemicals called anti-oxidants. As such, a daily serving of pecans can help ward off many diseases.