25 Best Pecan Recipes

Pecan Rice

Pecan Rice
5

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 ...


By Southern Comfort Cookbook

Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie
2.85

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 ...


By Sarah Billingsley and Rachel Wharton

Sausage and Pecan Stuffing

Sausage and Pecan Stuffing
3.15

The Italians can be thanked for sausage in stuffing, and this recipe adds extra flavor with a nutty taste from the toasted pecans. 


By Anne Dolce

Maple Pecan Popcorn

Maple Pecan Popcorn
2.5

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 ...


By Kemp Minifie

Buttery Cinnamon Pecans

Buttery Cinnamon Pecans

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 ...


By Debbie Johnson

Pecan Turtle Tart

Pecan Turtle Tart

This recipe for Pecan Turtle Tart is recommended to save for Thanksgiving, and comes with high praise from its creator Desserts Required: "When I think of ...


By Tyler Sullivan

Texas Pecan Pie

Texas Pecan Pie
4

"This ooey gooey pie's luscious and creamy filling offers that good old familiar flavor so many have come to love!"— Laurel Leslie, Sonora, Calif.Click here ...


By Recipes Across America Cookbook

Maple-Glazed Pecans Recipe

Maple-Glazed Pecans Recipe
4.5

If this were a “how-to-gain-weight” book, I’d recommend making bowls of Maple-Glazed Pecans, especially during the holidays, so that you and your guests ...


By Allison Fishman

Mexican Chocolate Pecan Pie

Mexican Chocolate Pecan Pie
3

My mother was obsessed with pecan pie so I decided to whip up a recipe using Mexican chocolate. I always like to top this with a cinnamon-spiced whipped ...


By Marcella Valladolid

Sautéed Cauliflower with Pecans

Sautéed Cauliflower with Pecans
2.85

Sautéed cauliflower is awesome, and is especially nice with nuts. My favorite are walnuts, but I was out of those and found that the richer flavor of pecans ...


By Jothan Yeager

Yes, Pecan! Cookies Recipe

Yes, Pecan! Cookies Recipe
3.5

We originally developed these cookies to ring in a new era — the Obama administration taking office — but they’re just as apt for ringing in 2011.


By Big Girls Small Kitchen

Pumpkin Pecan Tarts

Pumpkin Pecan Tarts
5

Decadently rich, thin slices of these little tarts are all that you need, with flavored whipped cream or ice cream, of course.


By Marguerite Marceau Henderson

Apple Pecan Granola Bars

Apple Pecan Granola Bars

We're always trying to get our kids to eat their oats, so what better way to do it than by sneaking it into a Halloween treat? Brown sugar and cinnamon are ...


By MyDailyFindChicago

Candied Pecan French Toast

Candied Pecan French Toast
2.65

My mother always made pecan pie for our family growing up. So, when I wanted to deliver a special breakfast for her, I created a unique take on her pecan ...


By J. Jackson

Banana-Pecan Pancakes

Banana-Pecan Pancakes
3.8

While making pancakes on a busy weekday may not work well, spending a lazy weekend morning cooking and enjoying this delicious breakfast is well worth it. ...


By Kicking Cancer in the Kitchen Cookbook

Candied Pecans Recipe

Candied Pecans Recipe

Pecans are a tasty treat all by themselves, but this candied pecans recipe gives them a sweet coating that can make them addicting.


By Stacey Martin

Sweet Potato Pecan Pie

Sweet Potato Pecan Pie

Chef John Stage of New York's famous Dinosaur Bar-B-Que lends us his favorite Thanksgiving recipe that incorporates the Thanksgiving staple, sweet potatoes, ...


By Elyse Cromer

Pecan Praline-Crusted Yams Recipe

Pecan Praline-Crusted Yams Recipe
2.25

This is based on a family recipe from my mother. The pecan crust lends a nice crunch to the yams, and the spices add a touch of refinement.Click here to see ...


By Josiah Citrin

Sea Island Pecan Pie Recipe

3

What is one of the first things one thinks of when they think of classic southern desserts?  Pecan pie of course!  Pecan pie is a delicious mix of sweet, ...


By ecolnon

David Guas' Pecan Pie Recipe

David Guas' Pecan Pie Recipe
3.5

I’ve probably been eating pecan pie since I was in diapers. Nut allergies? Please. Southerners are weaned from the bottle with pecan pie, celebrate marriage ...


By David Guas

Caramel-Pecan Monkey Bread Recipe

Caramel-Pecan Monkey Bread Recipe
4.5

Monkey bread is a gooey, sticky treat that pulls apart easily, which is definitely part of the fun! 


By Taste of Home

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pecan Bread

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pecan Bread
1

No need to prance the aisles of the stores looking for what to bring when you can simply just wrap this cute loaf in parchment paper with twine and a cute ...


By Amie Valpone

Port and Chocolate Pecan Pie

Port and Chocolate Pecan Pie
2.85

The recipe was created by Eddy Van Damme, author and pastry chef in Houston; you can pair the pie with Taylor Fladgate 10-year-old or 20-year-old tawnies. ...


By Roger Morris

Double Chocolate Pecan Ice Cream

Double Chocolate Pecan Ice Cream

For all the chocolate lovers out there, what else could be better than your own homemade chocolate ice cream? With some pecans, it'll give that extra crunch! 


By Jim Love

Maple Bourbon Bacon Pecan Pie

Maple Bourbon Bacon Pecan Pie

Bacon goes perfectly with a maple bourbon pecan pie.


By Robin Selden

What is Pecan?

The pecan is the edible seed of a drupe which is used as a nut and native to North America. It is common in several candies, cookies, and cakes and other items in cuisine from the American South. Pecans are related to hickory nuts, and cultivated chiefly in the United States in the states of Georgia and Texas, though they are found throughout the southern half of the country.

Pecan Shopping Tip

Whenever possible, purchase whole, not presliced or chopped nuts. They have a longer shelf life.

Pecan Cooking Tip

Toasting your nuts helps release essential oils and intensifies their flavor.