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Texas Pecan Ganache Tart You Can Make from Memory

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Photo: Mary Cuclis / Contributor 

I had never seen a pecan tree until I moved to Houston; then I noticed the tall, beautiful trees everywhere.

Curious, I began to explore uses for pecans, particularly the regional inspired fare such as pecan pie and spiced pecans. I already had a love affair with walnuts, so it was easy to adopt the protein- and antioxidant-packed pecans into my menu. These days you can pick up some amazing freshly harvested local organic pecans from the family-run Rio Grande booth at the Urban Harvest farmers market (2752 Buffalo Speedway on Saturdays).

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