Recipe: Scape's Toasted Nut & Honey Grits

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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


Toasted Nut & Honey Grits
Courtesy of Scape American Bistro’s Eric Kelly
4 servings


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, straubs.com


Scape American Bistro
48 Maryland Plaza, St. Louis, 314.361.7227, scapestl.com

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