12 Pecan Recipes That Are Pretty Much Perfect


When it comes to pecans, we are nuts about these nuts.

Sorry. That was lame. But the statement still holds true.

From tarts to pies to ice cream, pecans are a versatile food item that can serve as the anchor to many delicious dishes. 

Such as what? We’re so glad you asked…

  1. Pecan Pralines Recipe
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    • I’m not a southerner. So forgive me when I say I had never ever tried a Pecan Praline in my life. However, I have some readers on the blog who keep telling me to try making them. They are begging for a recipe. Which is funny, because you guys, there are hundreds (thousands) of recipes …
  2. Paula Deen Butter Pecan Ice Cream Recipe
  3. Paula Deen Pecan Squares Recipe
  4. Sugared Pecans Recipe
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    • Sugared pecans are a time honored Texas tradition. They’ve been on many a holiday table in my lifetime, though this spicier version is new to me. New, and completely addicting! I’m especially excited to share this Texas tradition with the Food Fanatic family on Christmas day. I know that many folks think of pecans and …
  5. Gluten Free Spiced Pecan Cookies Recipe
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    • This year my daughter started packing her own lunch. She is 17 and this growing up process is in full swing. As a parent, it’s hard letting go – it’s hard for me to not jump in and try to help her – but, in two years, she will be in college and having to get …
  6. Pumpkin Pecan Bread Recipe
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    • Every year as the weather starts to get cooler and the leaves change, I start to get the pumpkin itch. I have to pumpkin allthethings that come out of my kitchen. This year is no different. So far I have made at least 10 pumpkin treats. I promise to space them out a little bit though. Pumpkin overload isn’t …
  7. Paula Deen Pecan Pie Recipe
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    • Paula Deen’s pecan pie recipe uses an unbaked pie shell, so it’s perfect for a busy day when there’s just no time to make pastry! It’s very quick and easy to put together, calling for crunchy pecan halves that are combined with sugar, eggs and butter to create a luscious filling. A couple of tablespoons …
  8. Barefoot Contessa Pecan Pie Recipe
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    • Everyone’s favorite dessert at Thanksgiving, Christmas or just about any special occasion, pecan pie is a divine mixture of pecan nuts, sugar, eggs and butter all baked in a pie crust.  No one is quite sure of just where pecan pie originated. Pecan nuts are native to the southern United States, whereas ‘sugar pies’ were …
  9. Vanilla Roasted Butternut Squash and Pecans Recipe
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    • I was compensated by Nielsen-Massey Vanillas for my time in developing this recipe and post. All opinions are my own. Summer has officially come to an end. I don’t know what it’s like where you are, but it seems that in my neck of the woods, Mother Nature is wildly confused. It’s October, yet we have had hot, …
  10. Orange-Spiced Raisin Pecan Scones Recipe
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    • Scones are a favorite breakfast treat around our house. You can keep them as basic or as dressed up as you’d like. In this basic recipe you have a nice, tender crumb accented with pumpkin pie spice, golden raisins, and chopped pecans. One of the things that I love about scones is that you can easily adapt a …
  11. Paleo Chocolate Pecan Tart Recipe
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    • About a month ago, I found myself seated at a lunch table for about 20 in a detached garage like side building of an Amish person’s house in the middle of Ohio. I’ve had Amish food before (having gone to college in the heart of central Pennsylvania, there was plenty of that) but I’ve never …
  12. Chocolate Pecan Cinnamon Rolls Recipe
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    • This post is sponsored by Nielsen-Massey Vanillas. All opinions are the contributor’s own. Cinnamon rolls are a big deal in our family. This recipe is my grandmother’s base recipe that we grew up waking up to every Christmas that we went to their house. When Nielsen-Massey asked us to come up with a chocolate recipe that would pair with their amazing …

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