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These 10 pecan recipes are some of my favorite dishes to make when pecans are in season. As a matter of fact, they’re some of my favorite recipes overall. Pecans are delicious on their own and even better when added to other ingredients.
Since I don’t like to buy small quantities of pecans, I get a big bag of them at Costco or a slightly smaller bag at Aldi. Then I have enough to make at least these 5 recipes as well as these delicious roasted pecans. They’re perfect for snacking, and I feel good about it because pecans are nutritious.
As much as I use pecans, I should probably have a pecan tree and grow my own. Unfortunately, I don’t think I can since we live in a townhouse. Both sets of my grandparents had pecan trees, so there seemed to be an endless supply.
After my dad retired from the U.S. Air Force, he and my mom bought a house with pecan trees. I was in college when they lived there. Every time I visited them in the fall, they’d put me to work picking up pecans off the ground.
At the time, I considered it drudgery, but now I appreciate it. After all, it’s the simple things that stick in my mind and still make me smile.
Picking up the pecans was just the beginning. Afterward, I’d come inside to rest, but that never lasted long. My dad wold hand me a pecan-shelling gadget and put me to work again. At least I had pecans to bring back to college with me.
5 of My Favorites and 5 from Friends
Here are 5 of my favorite pecan recipes and 5 of my friends’ recipes. Although I’m showing pecans, if you don’t have them, you can use other nuts. But I still prefer the pecan version.
One thing you’ll notice about my recipes is that they’re all easy to follow. They also typically have very few ingredients, and they’re budget-friendly.
These pecan brownie cookies are a real crowd pleaser. Not only do they have the yummy chocolate flavor of brownies, they also have plenty of satisfying crunch. One thing I don’t like to do is figure out complicated recipes. However, I love baking when it is easy to figure out and I have the finished ...
These butterscotch pecan cookies are a delicious addition to any dessert or snack table. Or you can make them for the kids’ lunchboxes or after-school treat. They’re super easy because you start with a cake mix. They’re better than any cookie you can buy at the store. Although you simplify the recipe with a cake ...
These chocolate caramel pecan bars are the perfect treat when you want something sweet and delicious. In fact, they’re actually quite addictive. I’m not as much of a sugar junkie as my husband is, but I can’t get enough of these. There’s just something about the blend of chocolate, caramel, and nuts that sends me ...
This baked pecan crusted fish is as delicious as it is nutritious. Before you take your first bite, brace yourself for a taste sensation unlike any other. You’ll love the combination of the crunchy texture of the nuts and the creamy sweetness of the honey-flavored mayo. This is one recipe you’ll want to keep. Mississippi ...
One of my all-time favorite snacks for home TV viewing and parties is the Chex party mix. This Chex mix recipe is super easy and something you can get your kids to help you make. I’ve enjoyed Chex party mix since the very first time I ever ate it. The only problem is that so ...
Take the two top pies of the holiday season and combine them to get this decadent but delicious pumpkin pecan pie from Back to My Southern Roots.
I love this traditional pecan pie from Julia's Simply Southern. It's just like the ones my grandmother made.
If you want to impress overnight guests, make this banana pecan French toast from Southern Plate.
Miz Helen's Country Cottage never ceases to amaze me with so many wonderful recipes. Here's one that you must try!
What do you get when you combine honey, garlic, pecans, and chicken? A heavenly main dish from Southern Bite that you can be proud to serve to your family or company.
I hope you like all of the recipes, including those from my blogging buddies. I’ve become a fan of their blogs, and they constantly inspire me with their delicious dishes.
All 10 pecan recipes are perfect for the fall and during the holidays. But they’re also good any other time of the year.