Pecan Recipes

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Staff Picks

Pecan Sticky Buns

Rating: 4.3 stars
Yummy! Everyone's favorite - gooey, sticky, and rich.

Sweet Potato Pecan Waffles

Rating: 4.48 stars
These are special treat in our house! Try substituting pumpkin puree or canned yam puree for the sweet potatoes for tasty variations. Top with warmed pecan syrup or our favorite, vanilla yogurt.

Nickie's Apple-Pecan Cheesecake

Rating: 4.61 stars
Nickie, my boss, made this cheesecake and brought to work. Everyone raved about it, and it is to die for! I know of no one who does not like it, although it may not be so beautiful to look at.

Pecan-Crusted Pork with Pumpkin Butter

Rating: 4.54 stars
This is one of my favorite ways to eat pork. Pork chops are crusted in pecans and breadcrumbs, then topped with a delicious homemade pumpkin butter. (You can always use store bought pumpkin butter if you can find it but homemade is always better).

Nanny's Grape Salad

Rating: 4.71 stars
Beautiful on the table, refreshing side dish or light dessert, perfect for a brunch or wedding or baby shower. For years it has been a must-have tradition at our Thanksgiving dinner. May be served immediately, but best if refrigerated for a few hours or overnight.

Carrot Cake III

Rating: 4.69 stars
I've tried many carrot cakes, and this is my favorite recipe. If you don't like pecans, feel free to leave them out.

Candied Pecans

Rating: 4.85 stars
You can't eat just one. Crunchy, sweet, salty, and AMAZING!

Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole

Rating: 4.79 stars
My family begs me to make this creamy baked dish every Thanksgiving and Christmas. What makes it so good is the pecan topping! Try it and I'm sure it will become your new tradition!

Best Ever Banana Bread

Rating: 4.75 stars
This really is the best banana bread I have ever tasted. Very moist and it freezes well. I also bake this in 3 small loaf pans however you may need to shorten the baking time.

German Chocolate Cake Frosting

Rating: 4.69 stars
Coconut Pecan Frosting for German Chocolate Cake.

Pecan Pie

Rating: 4.66 stars
This is a wonderfully rich, Southern pie recipe that is the best I've tried!

Texas Sheet Cake III

Rating: 4.71 stars
I make this cake frequently; it's a standard recipe that makes the rounds at church regularly--at home in Texas. Now, I'm in Pennsylvania and am introducing it to my northern friends and fellow church-goers:). Enjoy it again! EXCELLENT with vanilla bean ice cream.

Inspiration and Ideas

Pecan Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Rating: Unrated
For me, the best part about coffee cake is the crispy, crunchy, buttery crumbs. So here I significantly upped the amounts used. Bake times will vary according to pan size and composition.

Butterscotch Blondies

Rating: 4.45 stars

Blonde brownies are dotted with butterscotch chips to make these chewy bars extra delicious.