Whether you say pee-can, peh-kahn, or peh-can, these delicious Pecan Recipes will make your holiday table simply irresistible.
Pee-canz? Peh-kahnz? Peh-canz?
Pronunciation of the word "pecan" is a huge point of contention for some folks. (Much like the ever popular Mi-zer-uh / Mi-zer-ee [Missouri] debate in my own family.) Whatever you call them though, the only things that makes pecans better are butter and sugar.
Which leads me to pralines.
Oh, pralines. I distinctly remember the first (and only) time I've tasted a fresh, warm, still soft praline. It was in Savannah in the spring of 2005, and I was leading a week-long tour to the birthplace of Girl Scouting with my Senior Troop.
As we walked down River Street along the Savannah River, a heady fog of sweet, caramelly perfection surrounded us and drew us into the iconic River Street Sweets shop. There, we sampled rich, buttery, nutty bites of heaven that seduced our senses and caressed our palates. We could not have escaped if we had wanted to. We did not want to.
Unfortunately, pecans do not grow well in my corner of the world, so all of my other praline memories involve a box full of hard, overly sugared pecan pucks that tasted like last year's stale leftovers. Nope. Having tasted the real thing, there is nothing left for me to do now except make them myself.
Pralines, however, are only one of the many delicious ways to enjoy pecans during the holiday season. Here'a our list of amazing pecan recipes, perfect for the holiday season.
21 Tempting Pecan Recipes for Your Holiday Table
Orange Pecan Baked French Toast
The best part about this orange pecan baked french toast? It can be prepared the night before and baked off in the morning.
Perfect Creamy Pralines (Prejean’s)
Pralines are a Southern specialty and they are not always east to make. But the best one’s the one’s that make grown men beg and make you want to slap ya momma (not really. It’s a Southern saying meaning delicious.).
Sweet Potato Pecan Pancakes with Praline Butter
Light and fluffy sweet potato pancakes packed with toasted pecans and smeared with a delicious pecan praline compound butter.
Roasted Sweet Vanilla Pecan Butter
Not only does your house smell lovely when the pecans are roasting, but once you put them in the blender with the vanilla…o my! This is a fabulous spread for anything - from bread, to apples, to carrots…to just, you know…a spoon!
The much sought Classic Southern treat, the Pecan Praline Recipe that EVERYONE is dying to have.
Honey Roasted Pecans - 2 ingredient gluten-free snack
Honey Roasted Pecans – easy recipe with just those two ingredients! Gluten-free snack ready in under 30 minutes including cooling time.
Gingerbread Pecans (Sugar-Free)
Pecans roasting on an open fire… and toasted to perfection! These roasted nuts have a festive twist and provide plenty of nourishment.
Easy Candied Pecans (Just 5 Minutes and 4 Ingredients!)
These deliciously easy candied pecans are so lightning-fast! You’ll be making them all the time - for snacks, on salads - even as last-minute gifts!
Dream Home Cooking Girl
New Orlean's Style Pralines...one of my favorites!
Kentucky Derby Chocolate-Pecan Cookie Bars
This incredibly easy, no-butter, bar cookie version of the always-popular Derby Pie is the perfect dessert for a weekday dinner or a party! Filled with whole grains, it’s fabulously decadent yet so nutritious!
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pecan Cookies with Orange Zest Glaze
The dark chocolate, slight hint of cinnamon and orange zest glaze bring a tantalizing twist to this tasty dessert! Warm, chewy, chocolate goodness that is perfect for fall!
Paleo Pecan Pie Bars (Low Carb, Gluten-free)
These healthy, paleo pecan pie bars are gooey and crunchy at the same time. Low carb, sugar-free, gluten-free, and super easy to make.
Butter Pecan Brandy Fudge
How could you make fudge any better? With brandy of course!
Classic Pecan Pie Recipe
Honey, brown sugar, vanilla, and freshly roasted nuts give this pecan pie deeper, richer flavor and lots of crunch.
Bourbon Pecan Pie
Bourbon Pecan Pie, made with just a touch of bourbon, molasses, and butter with the flakiest homemade pie dough is a favorite anytime of year! I made this Bourbon Pecan Pie without corn syrup – but it tastes as fabulous, if not better than the traditional!
Perfect Pecan Tart
The perfect balance between crust and pecan filling makes for a really tasty tart!
Pecan Pie Cheesecake
Pecan Pie Cheesecake: Creamy brown sugar cheesecake topped with a decadent pecan pie filling. Your favorite holiday pie, in cheesecake form!
Grain-Free Pecan Pie Made with Honey
This pie is a great gluten and grain free option to bring to holiday tables, and it makes the house smell heavenly as it bakes.
Pecan Pie Cake
Pecan Pie Cake: Delicate yellow cake filled with a decadent pecan filling. Your favorite Thanksgiving pie in cake form! Must try!
Quick and Easy Low-Carb Pecan-Crusted Dijon Salmon
Quick and Easy Low-Carb Pecan-Crusted Dijon Salmon would be lovely for a special dinner, and it really is quick and easy to make!
Baked Brie Bites with Pecans & Brown Sugar - Housewives of Frederick County
Brie, butter, pecans, cinnamon, pastry shells, & brown sugar.
Need an easy, dependable, delicious pie dough recipe? Our Sweet & Easy Pie Crust is perfect for all your holiday pies and pastries!
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Oh wow! Anything with pecans is good with me, but these pecans look icredible.
I am bookmarking this page. So many different delicious pecan recipes. Can’t wait to try them, especially the pancakes
What a terrific collection of pecan recipes. So many that I want to try, especially the salmon!