Pecans are one of my favorite nuts to snack on, to throw into delicious fall baking recipes, or to use in savory recipes for a nutty flavor. If you have a bag of pecans sitting in your pantry and you are wondering “what to make with pecans”, then you are in the right place. We are sharing over 30 of our most popular and best pecan recipes including everything from pecan snack recipes, savory dinner recipes with pecans, and all the pecan desserts that go beyond pecan pie.
Best Pecan Desserts
Old-fashioned pecan pie is a classic fall dessert with a homemade pie crust and sweet custard filling loaded with crunchy pecans — perfect for Thanksgiving. For such a fancy pie, it is actually embarrassingly easy to make.
Caramel Pecan Pie Cheesecake Bars
Decadent caramel pecan pie cheesecake bars with a graham cracker crust, cheesecake filling, and caramel pecan topping is perfect for Thanksgiving this fall.
Pecan Sandies are easy, slice and bake shortbread cookies loaded with pecans and literally melt in your mouth. They’re sweet, buttery, nutty, and delicious.
Pecan pie bars are the best and easiest way to enjoy the flavors of pecan pie but with half the effort and in a handheld bite-sized form.
Give traditional pecan pie a twist this holiday season by using finely chopped pecans to create a smooth topping on this chopped pecan pie with a smooth custard filling. This pie is also ridiculously easy to make.
Why make pie or brownies when you can have them both at once? These Pecan Pie Brownies are the perfect fall treat for any occasion — rich, sweet, indulgent.
Sweet and nutty pecan snowball cookies (Russian tea cakes or Mexican wedding cookies) are little melt-in-your-mouth balls of buttery shortbread with nuts.
Slice and Bake Pecan Shortbread Cookies
Easy slice and bake pecan shortbread cookies are sweet, nutty and buttery shortbread cookies packed with finely chopped pecans that melt in your mouth.
Gingerbread Bundt Cake with Maple Cinnamon Glaze
This showstopping festive gingerbread bundt cake with maple cinnamon glaze and pecans is moist, soft, and fluffy, and packed with warm holiday spices.
Got some leftover cranberry sauce from your holiday dinner? Revive them into delicious leftover cranberry sauce oat bars, perfect for breakfast or dessert.
Apple Cardamom Cake with Caramel Pecan Butter Frosting
Apple cardamom cake with caramel pecan butter frosting is the perfect fall cake and is made by combining all your favourite fall flavours together.
Best Pecan Snacks
Candied pecans are a delicious, crunchy, and sweet snack during the holidays or great topped on salads and more. Made with five pantry staple in 10 minutes.
Cinnamon Apple Granola is quick and easy to make, tastes like apple pie, and is much better than store-bought — plus easier to make than you think!
Wholesome and healthy pumpkin energy bites are a delicious, gluten-free and vegan alternative to pumpkin pie. Easy to whip up with just 15 minutes prep.
Quick and easy pumpkin pie granola packed with oats, pumpkin, pumpkin spice, and nuts, is vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free. The best fall snack.
Quick and easy gingerbread granola with nuts, cranberries and warm winter spices is vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free. The best Christmas snack.
It's easy to make your own delicious, healthy and preservative-free granola! Add these clusters to your favourite yogurt or eat alone as a snack.
Savory Recipes with Pecans
Arugula Salad with Apple and Pecan
Arugula salad with apple and pecan is a quick and easy fall salad made with fresh seasonal ingredients in just minutes. Perfect for a holiday dinner table.
Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash
Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash are a quick, easy, flavorful, and delicious Thanksgiving side dish that you need this holiday season.
With only a few ingredients, it is incredible how much flavour are packed in these 10-minute nutty green beans. Earthy green beans balance perfectly with crunchy pecans.
Bacon cheddar cheese ball is an easy to make appetizer and delicious showstopper at holiday parties or game day. It's creamy, cheesy, and nutty.
Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans
Sweet potato casserole with pecans packed with tender sweet potatoes and a buttery crunchy pecan topping is the best fall side dish for Thanksgiving dinner.
Peach arugula salad with balsamic vinaigrette is an easy delicious summer salad made with a handful of simple ingredients that packs on lots of flavor.
Crisp apples, peppery arugula, crunchy pecans and warm, melty aged cheddar cheese … you seriously cannot go wrong with apple and arugula flatbread.
Winter Kale Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette and Spiced Pecans
Cozy winter kale salad with apple cider vinaigrette is easy to make with crispy apples, tangy goat cheese and crunchy spiced pecans in under 10 minutes.
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30 Best Pecan Recipes
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: 6-8 servings
Over 30 popular best pecan recipes including pecan snack recipes, savory dinner recipes with pecans, and all the pecan desserts that go beyond pecan pie.
- Pick a recipe you want to make.
- Gather and prep the ingredients.
- Make the recipe according to recipe instructions.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Category: Pecans
- Method: Various
- Cuisine: Various
- Calories: 230
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