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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.
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.