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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Pecan Pralines
Pecan pralines (pronounced “PRAY-lean”) are made up of simple ingredients heated in a saucepan: sugar, pecans, milk and butter. But it’s the cooking that can get you. To get the perfect caramel-crunch praline, you’ll need to monitor the heat in the pan with a candy thermometer and spoon the mixture quickly. And don’t attempt to make these on a super humid day, your praline will crumble into a sugary mess. This recipe is from the St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church cookbook, San Antonio, Texas. 
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Pecan Pie
Perhaps no other dessert screams “Texas” louder than pecan (that’s pronounced “pee-KAHN”) pie. Made with a sticky sweet filling made up of corn syrup, sugar, butter and eggs, this pie is topped with pecans that roast in the oven. This recipe is adapted from Royer’s Round Top Café in the quaint, tiny town of Round Top, Texas, about an hour and change from Austin. 
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Pecan Squares
I could finish every meal with one of these squares! Nuts, surrounded by the right amount of sweetness, blissfully satisfy the cravings. —Phyllis Good, author of Stock the Crock101 best cookie recipes
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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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Pecan Sandies with Platter Talk
These pecan sandies have just a few ingredients and the process is basic and simple. If you don’t bake too often, this is a perfect recipe for you. The instructions are straightforward and you will be able to produce a delicious cookie.
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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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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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“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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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 smoothie
With all natural sugars, protein, and lots of nutritious fruit, this pie-like smoothie tastes unbelievably rich. Get creative with your toppings to treat yourself even more!
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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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