Top Rated Pecan Recipes

This dish is a rice pilaf, where the rice is toasted in oil with onion before liquid is added to finish the cooking. The addition of chopped pecans adds an additional nuttiness to the toasted rice. Pilafs are usually made with a meat-based stock like chicken; if you want a vegetarian version, you can easily substitute vegetable stock or water. We like to serve this alongside our turkey at Thanksgiving.
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Crunchy Pecan Fudge
This crunchy pecan fudge tastes like pecan pie, but is much easier to make and wrap when you are considering edible gifts to bring to your next party. 
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“Quick science lesson: Albumen is another way to say egg white. Albumins are proteins. You find those in things like eggs — and people. Albumen consists of mostly albumins and water. Read: glue. Waterproof adhesive. Edible. Waterproof. Adhesive. So, if you want sugar and salt and spicy stuff to stick to your pecans, or walnuts, or almonds, toss them in a little edible waterproof adhesive. After a roast and a subsequent air dry, you have one versatile bar snack, salad garnish, or crunchy topping. Use halves or pieces here, depending on intended use. Clearly, this can be tilted more sweet or savory once you get the albumen thing straight.”  — Keith Schroeder, Mad Delicious: The Science of Making Healthy Food Taste AmazingClick here for more of our best pecan recipes.Or, click here to read about the science of cooking in the oven.
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Pecan Cookies
These pecan cookies are made with a topping that is rich, decadent, and chock-full of pecans. They are always well-received! — Kerry Dunnington
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Cheesecake meets pecan pie in this smooth and decadent seasonal dessert.
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Brown Butter Pecan Pie
One of my favorite autumn delights growing up in Texas was fresh pecans. My grandmother would gather the pecans from her pecan trees and bring them on Thanksgiving unshelled to share. The family would sit around, visit cracking pecans and what we didn’t eat right from the shell, we would use for pecan pies.I miss the arrival of brown paper sacks filled with fresh still shelled pecans and realize as an adult what a delicacy Colorado River Bottom grown pecans are. My good friend, Ashley had her family in from Texas and they not only brought fresh Texas pecans, but also made a delicious Brown Butter Pecan Pie to share. The crust was light and flaky and the filling does not overpower the taste of the pecans, but rather brings out their sweet rich nutty flavor. Take it from a Texan; it is worth sourcing good fresh pecans, cracking them yourself and baking what you don’t immediately eat.For more great recipes like this one, visit The Food Hunter’s Guide to Cuisine.
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Pecan Not Pie
The holidays are so hectic, who doesn’t need a simple and delicious recipe in their baking arsenal? This no-bake topping is perfect for a holiday dessert bar and takes almost no time to prepare. 
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Pecans are a tasty treat all by themselves, but this candied pecans recipe gives them a sweet coating that can make them addicting.
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This recipe was inspired by a spiced pecan recipe and helps to fulfill my desire for pecan rolls or cinnamon rolls or both combined! And I don’t miss the bread part at all. With this you have all the richness and flavor, more for your palate to enjoy. And evidently, pecans are also rich in anti-oxidants. When roasted, they taste like cookies to me!  
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The Italians can be thanked for sausage in stuffing, and this recipe adds extra flavor with a nutty taste from the toasted pecans. 
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Pecan Pie
To me, pecans are the sweetest and softest of nuts. There’s something quite decadent and dessert-y about them; I shudder when I see them in savory applications. This reaction, I think, stems from my love of gooey, nutty pecan pie. If you want to gild the lily, drizzle the top of each pie with melted chocolate for a delicious surprise. These pies can also be made in jars.  Click here to see Pick-Up-and-Go Pies. Click here to see The Great American Pie Extravaganza.
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Maple Pecan Popcorn
It's amazing how the addition of a couple of carefully chosen ingredients can transform an old favorite into something new and exciting. Toasted chopped pecans and pure maple syrup turn ordinary popcorn into a sweet and savory snack in this recipe from Gourmet Holiday. Click here to see 12 Ways to Spice Up Popcorn.
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