NATIONAL PECAN TORTE DAY | AUGUST 22
National Pecan Torte Day recognizes a delicious pecan treat on August 22nd. Of the pecan recipes, the torte delivers a decadent dessert that’s also versatile.
As a baked specialty, tortes become the centerpiece of desserts. Tortes provide a delicious choice of fillings such as whipped cream, buttercream, mousse, jam, fruits or nuts. The baker often glazes and garnishes the torte once it is cooled. Generally made with little to no flour, tortes use ground nuts or breadcrumbs, along with sugar, eggs, and flavorings instead.
The pecan tree is the only nut tree native to North America.
While sweetening up your pecans tends to dilute the benefits, keep in mind that indulging in moderation is ok. However, we know how difficult that can be when you #CelebrateEveryDay. Pecans do deliver some healthy perks, though.
First off, pecans pack in more than 19 vitamins and minerals. Some of the ones with some nutritional punch include vitamins A, B, and E. Add to that folic acid, calcium, potassium, and zinc and pecans deserve several celebrations.
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Beyond the vital nutrients mentioned above, pecans also provide healthy fats in abundance. These oils are essential to heart health.
Combine the high fiber content with the natural energy provided by pecans, and this feel-good nut sends good vibes all day long. So, even if you celebrate with a small slice of pecan torte, add extra pecans on the side to balance out those naughty calories.
HOW TO OBSERVE PECAN TORTE DAY
Following are a few recipes for you:
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NATIONAL PECAN TORTE DAY HISTORY
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Pecan Torte FAQ
Q. Are tortes gluten-free?
A. They definitely can be. Some torte recipes call for a small amount of flour, though. It’s best to ask the baker or modify the recipe by using gluten-free flour.
Q. Are there other torte holidays on the calendar?
A. Yes! National Sacher Torte Day and National Coconut Torte Day are celebrated on the calendar.