This is somewhat of an Anglo-American enterprise. I have taken a pecan pie, and added other nuts, simply because for me, the English festive season means bowls of mixed nuts and the memory of my grandfather being able to crack them, pressing two against each other, in his bare hands. I don’t crack them myself here even with a nutcracker, I’m afraid. But I do make sure I buy good fresh (check the dates on the packet) natural ones – that’s to say unsalted and free of additives – that come together in a pack comprising Brazils, natural (unblanched) almonds, hazelnuts, pecans and walnuts.
Recipe posted by Nigella