Whether you say pee-can or peh-kahn, we're pronouncing these pecan recipes as some of the best we've ever tasted!
It may be tempting to use a stand mixer for the cream puff batter, but it pays to mix by hand. You need to see when the mixture is smooth and shiny, which will prevent overmixing. Top with Praline Sauce.
These chewy, bite-size bars require just 20 minutes of prep time.
Recipe: Pecan Pie Bars
Take a crack at this intensely rich and buttery holiday treat.
Recipe: Pecan-Espresso Toffee
Add a generous dollop of whipped cream for an unexpected dessert.
You can make and freeze crust ahead of time; thaw in your refrigerator overnight before preparing the filling.
Recipe: Chocolate-Pecan Mousse Tart
The egg white helps the spice mixture adhere evenly and gives the pecans a crisp, glossy coating.
Recipe: Spicy-Sweet Pecans
Once you’ve made a pecan pie in a cast-iron skillet, you may never go back to a pie plate. Simply press a refrigerated pie crust into the skillet, sprinkle with sugar, top with the pecan mixture, and bake. Serving it in the skillet is also easy and makes the dish even more Southern.
We just can't resist the salty sweet combination in this ice-cream recipe.
Pecans aren't just for dessert. Try them toasted in this Italian-inspired fettucine with fresh basil and Asiago cheese.
Pecans add crunch and a hint of nutty flavor to this delicious fall salad. Maple bacon, fresh fruit, and Gorgonzola cheese up the ante in flavor, and a Cranberry Vinaigrette makes it even more delicious!
We added buttery toasted pecans and even dredged the chicken in a pecan mixture for extra flavor and texture in this Chicken Marsala recipe. The results are amazing!
- Recipe: Chicken Marsala
Never eat a bland turkey burger again! Mix toasted pecans, Gorgonzola cheese, and garlic salt with ground turkey to form the patties. A cranberry-Dijon mustard sauce serves as the perfect condiment to the layers of grilled bread, Monterey Jack cheese, arugula, and favorful turkey burgers.
- Recipe: Turkey Burger Patty Melts
Slather this sweet Pecan-Honey Butter on a slice of bread bread for a tasty little treat.
- Recipe: Pecan-Honey Butter
For an easy appetizer, fill pickled jalapeños with garlic-and-herb cheese. Top with toasted pecans, and you're ready to entertain!
- Recipe: Pecan-Stuffed Pickled Jalapeños
Bananas, pecans, cinnamon, and honey blended together combine the flavors of summer and fall in this easy smoothie recipe.
- Recipe: Banana-Pecan Smoothies
You won't be able to stop munching on these toasted pecans seasoned with lime juice and chili powder.
- Recipe: Chili-Lime Pecans
Spruce up your ice cream with this surprisingly easy caramel topping.
- Recipe: Hot Caramel-Pecan Topping
Serve this warm vinaigrette over baby spinach for a great fall salad. Toasted pecans, apple cider vinegar, honey, and Dijon mustard give it its wonderful flavor.
- Recipe: Warm Pecan Vinaigrette
The combination of honey, butter, and toasted pecan makes this decadent French toast irresistible.
Toasted pecans kick up the flavor of ordinary pesto. Use this recipe for homemade pesto, or as a shortcut add toasted pecans (coarsely chopped in a foor processor) to store-bought pesto.
Recipe: Pecan Pesto