This recipe is from the post: An Owl, a Song and a Gift to Make.
Note: I made a couple of changes based on my experience yesterday that I think are helpful, but you can follow the original recipe by clicking above.
- 1 cup walnut pieces
- 3/4 cup orange blossom honey
- 1/2 cup walnut oil or extra-virgin olive oil (I used EVOO because I like the olive flavor in the mix)
- Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme (or rosemary leaves) plus 2 sprigs
- 1/4 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
- 4 whole dried chiles de árbol
- Preheat oven to 325°. Spread the walnuts on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned and fragrant, about 8-10 minutes, and watch carefully. Let cool. Break the walnuts into coarse pieces; set aside.
Whisk honey and oil in a medium bowl to blend. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Fold in walnuts, thyme, and lemon zest. Into each of two 8-oz. jars, place 2 dried chilies and 2 sprigs of thyme. Divide the honey walnut mixture evenly between the two jars…the oil will separate a bit from the honey. Cover and chill.
DO AHEAD: Can be made 1 month ahead. Keep chilled. Stir before using.
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ooh, I know I’d love to receive this, so I’ve got to make this to share!!
It’s soooooo good Linda, you’ll love it! It’s especially wonderful over cream cheese or goat cheese served with crackers or crostini as an appetizer.