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Old 08-05-2012, 08:32 PM   #1
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Making cashew butter in a food chopper

I just bought a KitchenAid food chopper and would like to know whether to process the cashews on "chop" or "purée" to make cashew butter. My recipe includes roasted cashews, sunflower oil, and salt. Does anyone know what setting to use to get nice creamy cashew butter?

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Old 08-05-2012, 08:53 PM   #2
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Start on chop, then once it's well chopped add your oil and salt, puree.
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:55 PM   #3
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Pureé is what you want.
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:59 PM   #4
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Thank you, Andy and Princess Fiona. I appreciate your help!
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:05 PM   #5
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As you can see, there is no one way
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I based my answer on the fact that nut butter is a pureed food. You may have to stop a time or two and scrape down the sides of the bowl to get a homogeneous mixture.
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I based my answer on the fact that nut butter is a pureed food. You may have to stop a time or two and scrape down the sides of the bowl to get a homogeneous mixture.
Makes sense. The problem I had with my Cuisinart chopper is that my nut butters were never puréed. They always came out a bit chunky no matter what settings I used. I'm looking forward to trying the KitchenAid because it got great reviews.
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IS this what you had? I have one of these and make a nice smooth hummus. I've never made a nut butter.
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IS this what you had? I have one of these and make a nice smooth hummus. I've never made a nut butter.
Did you attach a product link? I didn't see one.
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Did you attach a product link? I didn't see one.

Thanks for the reminder. I fixed it.
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