Scape's Toasted Nut & Honey Grits

Scape's Toasted Nut & Honey Grits
scape's toasted nut & honey grits photo by greg rannells

Scape stopped serving its delicious honey nut grits a while ago. The taste and texture of the dish was perfect. I would love the recipe! – Jennifer Poindexter

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2 oz. pecans, chopped
2 oz. walnuts, chopped
2 oz. pine nuts
2 oz. slivered almonds
2½ cups heavy cream
2½ cups chicken stock
1 cup stone-ground grits
3 oz. cheddar cheese, shredded
4 Tbsp. lavender honey*


• Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

• Toast the nuts in the oven on a cookie sheet until golden brown, about 6 to 7 minutes. Cool on a rack.

• Once cool, place the nuts in a bowl and mix evenly.

• In a small saucepan, bring the cream and stock to a simmer over moderate heat. Slowly whisk in the grits.

• Stir constantly for 12 to15 minutes until completely cooked. Remove from heat and stir in the shredded cheese.

• Spoon the grits into a large warmed bowl. Sprinkle with 2 ounces of the toasted nuts (Store remaining nuts in a sealed container in the refrigerator.), then drizzle with lavender honey.

*Lavender honey can be purchased at all Straub’s locations,

Tags : Nuts , Cheddar , Grits