Do you have a lot of pecans and don’t know what to do with them? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered with these easy pecan recipes from appetizers to savory to desserts.
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- 🍰 Dessert Pecan Recipes
- 1. Traditional Pecan Pie Tart
- 2. Caramel Apple Pecan Pie Recipe
- 3. Chocolate Pecan Pie
- 4. Butterscotch Salted Pretzel Pecan Pie
- 5. Easy Pecan Pie Bars
- 6. Banana Pecan Bread
- 7. Caramel Pecan Rolls
- 8. Sticky Buns with Toasted Pecans
- 9. Paleo Pecan Pie Muffins
- 10. Buttery Pecan Sandies
- 11. High Altitude Butter Pecan Fudge
- 12. Chewy Butter Pecan Cookies
- 13. Decadent Pecan Tassies
- 14. Candied Ginger Pecan Scones
- 15. Maple Pecan Plaits Pastry
- 16. Turtle Cheesecake Fudge Brownies with Chopped Pecans
- 17. Pecan Pie Cheesecake
- 18. Pecan Cobbler In A Jar
- 19. Ina Garten’s Pecan Squares
- 20. Peach Crumble with Butter Pecan Toppings
- 21. Pumpkin Pecan Oat White Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches
- 22. Maple Syrup Pecan Coffee Cake
- 🥗 Savory Pecan Recipes (Appetizers, Side Dishes, and Main Course)
- 23. Blueberry and Pecan Chicken Salad
- 24. Cinnamon and Pecan Crusted Salmon
- 25. Coconut Pecan Shrimp
- 26. Honey Pecan Pork Chops
- 27. Red Lobster Sweet Potatoes with Honey Roasted Pecans
- 28. Tuna Salad with Cherry, Apples, and Pecans
- 29. Apple Cranberry Pecan Salad
- 30. Pecan Sweet Potato Noodles with Sage Brown Butter Sauce
- 31. Pecan Wild Rice Pilaf Side Dish
- 32. Butter Pecan Chicken
- 🍴 More Recipes with Pecans
- 33. Pineapple Cheese Balls with Pecans
- 34. Pecan Butter
- 35. French Quarter Pecan Cream Cheese Spread
- 36. Candied Pecans
- 37. Best Southern Pecan Pralines
- 38. Dumpling Squash with Apple Pecan Stuffing
- 39. Nutty Pecan and Sweet Potato Casserole
- 40. Pecan Pie Martini
- 📖 Recipe
- 👩🏻🍳 Sarah Mock
🍰 Dessert Pecan Recipes
Let’s start with the most familiar ones, pecan desserts! We’re talking about pies, muffins, rolls, cakes, and a whole universe of oh-so-delicious treats.
1. Traditional Pecan Pie Tart
The Pecan Tart shares all the wonderful qualities of a classic Pecan Pie: a flaky all-butter crust and that ultimate caramel pecan filling. The difference? Instead of a pie pan, it's baked in a tart pan.
Alongside my Turkey’s Shepherd Pie and Ham Pot Pie, this is definitely a must-have on your Thanksgiving dessert table or at any of your holiday get-togethers this year. But you know what actually…this recipe is really good that there's no reason not to enjoy it all year round!
2. Caramel Apple Pecan Pie Recipe
Think of your favorite pecan pie getting a snazzy makeover with added caramel and apples. The result? A tasty dance of textures and flavors that'll have you feeling like it's fall in every bite!
3. Chocolate Pecan Pie
If you’re at all like me, chocolate makes your world go 'round. Chocolate Chips, Chocolate Éclair Cake, Chocolate Bombs—you name it, if it's got chocolate, you're all in. And, there’s no way you won't fall for this Chocolate Pecan Pie recipe too!
Fudgy. Rich. Creamy. It’s got everything a delectable chocolate dessert can offer and more.
4. Butterscotch Salted Pretzel Pecan Pie
Let's talk about a dessert that's like a carnival of flavors – the Butterscotch Salted Pretzel Pecan Pie. It's a mouthful to say, and it's an even bigger mouthful of deliciousness! Picture sweet butterscotch, crunchy pretzels, salty goodness, and pecans—simply wow!
5. Easy Pecan Pie Bars
Dessert simplified. These bars take the essence of pecan pie and make it easy to enjoy on the go. With each bite, you're treated to the nostalgia of pecan pie, now in a convenient and delicious package!
6. Banana Pecan Bread
Imagine bananas and pecans coming together in a loaf that's moist, nutty, and just the right amount of sweet. It's like a warm and comforting hug for the taste buds—every slice is a slice of happiness.
If you have excess bananas, try this Banana Pudding Cheesecake Bars recipe!
7. Caramel Pecan Rolls
Swirls of joy! These rolls are like a sweet embrace, with caramel and pecans in every bite. Soft and indulgent, they're the perfect treat for any time of day.
8. Sticky Buns with Toasted Pecans
Get ready for a breakfast delight you can't say no to—Homemade Pecan Sticky Buns! They're sticky, cinnamon-spiced, and oh-so-sweet.
Whether you enjoy them at brunch or alongside an evening coffee, these buns guarantee a mouthful of gooey, satisfying deliciousness that even the purist of roll lovers won’t be able to resist!
9. Paleo Pecan Pie Muffins
Experience guilt-free delight with Paleo Pecan Pie Muffins, a wholesome option that doesn't compromise on taste. Whether you're following a paleo lifestyle or simply seeking a healthier treat, these muffins are the way to go!
10. Buttery Pecan Sandies
These melt-in-your-mouth cookies embody the simplicity and warmth of old-fashioned baking, with the rich flavor of pecans taking center stage.
Sure, they’re not as flashy as the chocolatey or the fancy decorated ones, but trust me, they're really, really good!
11. High Altitude Butter Pecan Fudge
Fudge that's so high up in flavor, it's practically cloud surfing! The combination of Dutch-processed cocoa powder, pecans, eggs, and other sweeteners creates a unique balance of sweetness and creaminess that’s simply heavenly.
…And speaking of heavenly, give this Heaven On Earth Cake a try!
12. Chewy Butter Pecan Cookies
If you’re bored with ordinary chocolate cookies, it’s time to try Butter Pecan Cookies.
No chocolate, sprinkles, and frosting? No problem. These cookies are chewy, sweet, buttery, with crispy edges and soft centers that keep me reaching for "just one more." Classics are classics for a reason. These cookies are just pure comfort!
13. Decadent Pecan Tassies
These tassies are the holiday equivalent of winning the dessert lottery—decadent, dainty, and filled with pecan perfection. They’re as easy to pop in your mouth as it is to fall in love with.
14. Candied Ginger Pecan Scones
Don't dismiss scones just yet. Sure, store-bought ones can be disappointing, but this one’s totally different.
When perfectly baked, Candied Ginger Pecan Scones are beautifully golden on the outside, flaky and tender inside, and not at all dry. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, and tea parties!
15. Maple Pecan Plaits Pastry
Don't sweat it—making plaits pastries from scratch may seem a bit intimidating, but it's actually pretty easy.
If you're short on time, though, don’t worry. You can always use store-bought puff pastry sheets. Just grab one from your local grocery store and save yourself hours of dough kneading.
16. Turtle Cheesecake Fudge Brownies with Chopped Pecans
Cheesecake + fudge + brownies? Sign me up!
Topped off with the classic turtle trio of caramel, chocolate, and pecans, each bite of these decadent brownies is like a flavor explosion in your mouth. Creamy meets chewy meets crunchy, all in one delightful square.
17. Pecan Pie Cheesecake
When pecan pie meets cheesecake, you know it's a party your taste buds don't want to miss. Each forkful is a chapter of creamy, nutty, and sweet, a dessert masterpiece that's both appetizing and heartwarming.
18. Pecan Cobbler In A Jar
Meet the dessert that will make your jar drop: Pecan Cobbler In A Jar. Sweet, nutty, and totally satisfying, this jar is your ticket to dessert bliss, anytime you want it.
For more desserts in a jar, check out Sous Vide Desserts!
19. Ina Garten’s Pecan Squares
Perfect for any occasion, these squares are a true testament to Ina Garten’s expertise in creating simple yet elegant desserts.
Whether you're enjoying them at a casual get-together or a more formal occasion, Ina Garten's Pecan Squares are guaranteed to WOW your family, friends, and guests.
20. Peach Crumble with Butter Pecan Toppings
Made with fresh, ripe peaches and a nutty, buttery pecan topping, this dessert is a surefire crowd-pleaser. It’s perfect for summer, whether served hot with a scoop of ice cream or cold with a dollop of keto whipped cream. Yum!
21. Pumpkin Pecan Oat White Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches
Speaking of ice cream, here’s another dish that’s a twist to ice cream: ice cream sandwiches. They’re the ultimate treat you can keep in your freezer to enjoy all season long.
And if you're feeling adventurous, swap out your white chocolate ice cream for any of the flavors in my Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker Recipes list.
Don't have an ice cream maker? No problem. Check out these 21 No-Churn Ice Cream recipes instead.
22. Maple Syrup Pecan Coffee Cake
Maple Syrup Pecan Coffee Cake isn't just a sweet cake; it's a fantastic gift for friends, family, or anyone dropping by and a delicious way to transform those chilly mornings into something memorable.
🥗 Savory Pecan Recipes (Appetizers, Side Dishes, and Main Course)
Did you know that pecan also works well with savory dishes? That’s right.
Below I’ll introduce you to savory pecan recipes that are so delicious.
23. Blueberry and Pecan Chicken Salad
Don’t know what to do with your leftover chicken? Blueberry and Pecan Chicken Salad is the answer.
This salad combines succulent shreds of chicken with the vibrant sweetness of fresh blueberries and the satisfying crunch of toasted pecans for a dinner to remember!
24. Cinnamon and Pecan Crusted Salmon
Take salmon up a notch with this restaurant-worthy Cinnamon and Pecan Crusted Salmon dish!
You might not expect cinnamon and pecans to go with anything other than winter desserts, but trust me, they work REALLY well with salmon. The first time I tried it I was mind blown.
What’s more, it’s super healthy (no extra fat) and you'll have it ready in no time!
25. Coconut Pecan Shrimp
The combo of crispy coconut and that nutty pecan goodness creates this amazing crunchy coat that just fits with the tender shrimp so darn well. One bite and you'll be instantly transported to sandy beaches and swaying palm tree!
26. Honey Pecan Pork Chops
Honey Pecan Pork Chops? A total hit in our house! This keto pork chop recipe is a real simple yet seriously impressive recipe you can whip up in under 20 minutes using everyday ingredients you likely already have.
27. Red Lobster Sweet Potatoes with Honey Roasted Pecans
If you haven’t tried Red Lobster Sweet Potatoes with Honey Roasted Pecans yet, you're seriously missing out.
Just imagine smooth, whipped sweet potatoes coated in golden honey and topped with the delightful crunch of roasted pecans. Simply wow. It's the kind of side dish that can turn any meal into a special occasion.
28. Tuna Salad with Cherry, Apples, and Pecans
This isn't your ordinary tuna salad—it's a snappy symphony of savory tuna and the crisp, appley crunch that'll have your taste buds groove with Southern flair. Pair it with a simple Strawberry Iced Tea for a delightful afternoon refresher!
29. Apple Cranberry Pecan Salad
This salad is a crisp celebration of autumn, bringing together the sweetness of apples, the tang of cranberries, and the nutty crunch of pecans. Whether you're craving a light lunch or a sweet, savory side, this recipe will surely leaf you wanting more!
30. Pecan Sweet Potato Noodles with Sage Brown Butter Sauce
Craving something hearty? Pecan Sweet Potato Noodles with Sage Brown Butter Sauce might just be what you’re looking for.
The pecans add a perfect crunch, but the real magic is in that brown butter. As the butter melts, it develops a nutty aroma and flavor that really complements the sweetness of the potato noodles. A perfect balance of textures and tastes!
31. Pecan Wild Rice Pilaf Side Dish
Think of this wild rice pilaf recipe as an upgraded version of your everyday rice. It’s delicious, gluten-free, vegan, and SO easy to prepare. Add this to your collection of nutritious rice recipes for a hearty lunch or dinner with the family!
32. Butter Pecan Chicken
One of my top favorite pecan recipes on this list!
If you're looking for a crunchier twist on regular fried chicken, try this Butter Pecan Chicken.
Pro tip: Fire up your food processor and give those pecans a whirl until you've got a mix that's part powder, part crunch. Some bigger bits for that satisfying texture, and some finer pieces to make sure your chicken bites are coated to perfection.
🍴 More Recipes with Pecans
33. Pineapple Cheese Balls with Pecans
Pineapple is the ultimate summer delight, no doubt about it. I'm all about tossing them into my Smoked Pineapple, Glazed Ham, and Pineapple Dump Cake..but my absolute fave? Definitely Pineapple Cheese Balls with Pecans!
Whenever we're throwing a holiday party or just up for some cheesy goodness on a special day, my mom would always make this epic pineapple cheese ball recipe like some pineapple-cooking maestro. Good times!
34. Pecan Butter
Got a spare five minutes and a handful of pecans? Say hello to Pecan Butter! It’s technically not a dish, but it can definitely elevate any dish with its smooth, creamy texture and nutty, slightly sweet, and buttery taste!
35. French Quarter Pecan Cream Cheese Spread
If Pecan Butter sounds too simple, give this cheese spread recipe a go.
Combining cream cheese, mustard, brown sugar, Worcestershire, garlic, and pecans might sound...odd. But believe me, it works! I was surprised too the first time I tried it.
36. Candied Pecans
Here’s another cool way to spruce up your meals: throw in some sweet, buttery Candied Pecans. These little guys are dunked in a sweet concoction, then popped in the oven until that sugar turns all caramel-y and forms a crispy, sugary armor around the nuts.
You can share them as a sweet gift, munch on them as a quick snack, or sprinkle them on any dessert for that extra sugary oomph!
37. Best Southern Pecan Pralines
Pecan pralines are like a sweet, Southern comfort hug. One bite, and you’re transported on a porch swing, sipping sweet tea and enjoying life's simple pleasures!
38. Dumpling Squash with Apple Pecan Stuffing
Who knew squash, apples, and pecans taste amazing together? Certainly not me! That is until I tried this recipe. It's like a flavor fiesta in your mouth—the earthiness of squash, the sweet zing of apples, and the nutty crunch of pecans? Mind blowing!
39. Nutty Pecan and Sweet Potato Casserole
Nutty Pecan and Sweet Potato Casserole is an appetizing treat that's gonna win everyone over (even those who don't like sweet potato casserole)!
Inside, you've got this super creamy, dreamy sweet potato goodness that's bursting with flavor. On top, there's this buttery pecan crunch that's just the right amount of sweet, and you can even throw in some fresh rosemary if you're feeling fancy.
40. Pecan Pie Martini
Whether you're enjoying it as a special treat during the holidays or as a sweet nightcap, this blend of Irish cream liqueur and seasonal vodkas is the perfect way to celebrate!
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Easy Pecan Recipes
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- Traditional Pecan Pie Tart
- Caramel Apple Pecan Pie Recipe
- Chocolate Pecan Pie
- Butterscotch Salted Pretzel Pecan Pie
- Easy Pecan Pie Bars
- Banana Pecan Bread
- Caramel Pecan Rolls
- Sticky Buns with Toasted Pecans
- Paleo Pecan Pie Muffins
- Buttery Pecan Sandies
- High Altitude Butter Pecan Fudge
- Chewy Butter Pecan Cookies
- Decadent Pecan Tassies
- Candied Ginger Pecan Scones
- Maple Pecan Plaits Pastry
- Turtle Cheesecake Fudge Brownies with Chopped Pecans
- Pecan Pie Cheesecake
- Pecan Cobbler In A Jar
- Ina Garten’s Pecan Squares
- Peach Crumble with Butter Pecan Toppings
- Pumpkin Pecan Oat White Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches
- Maple Syrup Pecan Coffee Cake
- Blueberry and Pecan Chicken Salad
- Cinnamon and Pecan Crusted Salmon
- Coconut Pecan Shrimp
- Honey Pecan Pork Chops
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👩🏻🍳 Sarah Mock
Sarah Mock is a classically trained Chef and graduate of Johnson & Wales University. A culinary blogger for 14 years Sarah helps the home cook prepare her recipes with professional results.