We’ve gathered a bunch of recipes that make the pecan the star of the show! From traditional pies to unique takes on classics, these 12 pecan recipes are a must-try for any food enthusiast.
Instant Pot Sweet Potato Casserole
I don’t know about you, but a Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans is always a must on my Thanksgiving Table. This recipe is going to make your Thanksgiving cooking a whole lot easier by showing you how to make this classic into an Instant Pot Sweet Potato Casserole! Save the oven for the turkey, we’ve got you covered here.
Butter Tart Recipe
Butter Tarts are a quintessential Canadian dessert that vaguely resemble the interior of pecan pie. This butter tart recipe can be enjoyed plain or with walnuts, raisins, or chocolate chips.
Pecan Snowball Cookies Recipe
This cookie recipe is made with pecans and exhibits an almost shortbread-like texture that we LOVE. My grandmother calls them Pecan Butterballs, but I’ve also heard them called Pecan Sandies, Pecan Snowball Cookies, or Mexican Wedding Cookies as well.
Kale Chickpea Salad with Candied Pecans
Hearty, healthy, and packed full of flavor! Our Kale Chickpea Salad with Candied Pecans is a new favorite hearty green autumn salad with tart apple, salty feta cheese, sweet crunchy pecans, and an incredibly flavorful, light, and bright vinaigrette. It’s the perfect green salad for any fall or holiday table!
Bourbon Pecan Pie
There is just no way to describe all of the goodness that is this pie. A rich gooey sugary layer topped with toasted pecans baked to perfection.
Sour Cream Coffee Cake
Irresistible Sour Cream Coffee Cake loaded with a ribbon of cinnamon-sugar strudel running through the middle, crunchy pecans for some texture and scrumptious cinnamon-sugar crumb topping. Drizzled with sweet maple glaze this moist, tender and buttery coffee cake recipe is easy to make and absolutely delicious.
Butter Pecan Cake Recipe with Cream Cheese Frosting
Butter Pecan Cake with layers of tender and moist vanilla cake studded with crunchy buttery toasted pecans and frosted with rich and luscious homemade cream cheese frosting is the best! Get rid of the boxed cake mix and enjoy the flavors of this easy, made from scratch Butter Pecan Cake recipe!
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Pear and Pecan Salad
This Pear and Pecan Salad is full of fresh, seasonal flavors and a variety of textures. It’s exactly the fall or winter salad you’re looking for whether it’s for a holiday dinner or to accompany a weeknight meal.
Banana Pecan Waffles
Warm, inviting, and decadent, these Banana Pecan Waffles are the best wake-up for weekends and the holidays! With the perfect blend of sweet bananas and crunchy pecans, this easy recipe makes the best waffles in just 20 minutes!
Louisiana Stranger Cake (Caramel Pecan Bundt Cake)
This Louisiana Stranger Cake is an easy, extra moist, and unique bundt cake to take to a new neighbor, church pot-luck, or to freeze for a future party. It comes together with a box of cake mix and a can of frosting!
Bananas Foster Pancakes
These Bananas Foster Pancakes are tender, fluffy and absolutely addictive! These delicious pancakes are topped with sweet caramelized bananas and pecans in a warm, rich and buttery maple syrup sauce. These pancakes with bananas foster sauce are sure to become one of your favorite breakfast recipes. And the best part? They take under 30 minutes to make!
Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies Dipped in White Chocolate
These White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies are soft and chewy with nutty and crunchy pecan pieces. Delicious flavor and amazing texture, these chewy homemade cranberry oatmeal cookies are great to make during the holidays and year round!