Cashews are highly perishable and can turn rancid quickly due to their high oil content. Choose vacuum-packed jars or cans over cellophane packaging. Store cashews in a cool, dry place in an airtight container to avoid absorption of other food odors. Cashew butter can be used in place of peanut butter or as an ingredient in cookies, spreads or other dishes. If desired, substitute peanuts for the cashews to make Homemade Peanut Butter.
Show: Emeril Live
Episode: In a Nutshell
Save Recipe Print
Total:
5 min
Prep:
5 min
Yield:
about 2 cups
Level:
Easy
Healthy

Ingredients

Directions

In a food processor or blender, combine the nuts, 2 tablespoons of the oil, the salt, and the sugar, if desired. Process on high speed for 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides with a rubber spatula and process to desired smoothness, adding more oil, 1 teaspoon at a time, if a smoother butter is desired. Adjust the seasoning, to taste.

Transfer to a bowl to use as a dip, spread, or in other recipes, or place in an airtight container and refrigerate until ready to use.

Trending Videos 6 Videos

More Food Network

Whole Lemon Bars 01:36

This lazy cook's version of a lemon bar is simple and delicious.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Cashew Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Homemade Gravy

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Butter Burgers

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Allspiced Apple Butter

Recipe courtesy of Gale Gand

Butter Pie Crust

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Garlic Butter

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Peanut Butter Dog Bone Treats

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Homemade Churn Butter

Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen

Homemade Apple Butter

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Dig In

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.