Pecans - Pecan Recipes and Information

Pecan information and recipes using pecans

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Pecans are available in many forms; you'll find them vacuum-packed in jars, sealed in plastic bags, or packed in cans. For the freshest and most flavorful pecans, choose whole ones in the shell; look for nuts that are heavy for their size and don't rattle when shaken. There shouldn't be any cracks or holes in the shells. When you buy shelled pecans in bags or cans, look for an expiration date. Shelled pecans absorb odors and turn rancid quickly, and should be stored in the refrigerator in a sealed container.

Pecans also freeze very well, so if you buy more than you can use right away, store them in a moisture-proof plastic bag in the freezer. Unshelled pecans can be stored for about 3 months at room temperature.

Pecans are most popular in desserts such as pies, cookies, and candies, but also make an interesting addition to salads, stuffings, chicken or fish coating, and other savory main or side dishes. They are also delicious whole, toasted and spiced, or covered with chocolate.

Even though pecans have a high fat content, they're a good source of potassium, thiamine, zinc, copper, magnesium, phosphorous, niacin, folic acid, iron, and vitamin B6, and also a good source of fiber. The fats are composed of 87% unsaturated fatty acids (62% monounsaturated and 25% polyunsaturated).


Pecan Recipes

Pecan Pie Recipes
Pecan Cookies, Bars, and Candy
Pecan Cakes and Desserts
Savory Pecan Dishes
Nut Snacks

Kentucky Pecan Pie
Sweet Potato Pie with Pecans
Bourbon Pecan Pie
Buttermilk Pecan Pie
Classic Pumpkin Pecan Pie
Mamma's Southern Pecan Pie
Pecan Cream Pie
Ritz Pecan Pie
Whiskey Pecan Molasses Pie
Chocolate Pecan Pie II

Chocolate Brownies with Praline Topping
Butterscotch Squares with Pecans
Pecan Spice Bars
Toffee Bars with Coconut
Sour Cream Cookies
Praline Squares

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie
Lemon Snowballs
Pecan-Butter Wafers
Mint Frosted Brownies
Pecan Pralines
Fondant-Stuffed Dates
Ambrosia Cookies
Apple Brownies
Maple Divinity
Date Bars
Butter Pecan Turtle Bars
Divinity Fudge
Pecan Tassies
Penuche Drop Cookies
Christmas Divinity
Skillet Cookies
Toffee Graham Cracker Bars
Pumpkin Squares
Southern Pecan Bars
Toffee Squares
Bourbon-Pecan Pralines
New Orleans Pralines
Butterscotch-Pecan Shortbread
Five-Minute Chocolate Fudge
Forgotten Cookies
Magic Cookie Bars
Orange Balls
Pecan Crescents
Pecan Fingers
Blonde Brownies

Apple Streusel Coffee Cake
Grand Marnier Cake
Sour Cream Coffee Cake
German Chocolate Layer Cake
Praline Cheesecake
Praline Cupcakes Recipe
Oatmeal Cake with Coconut Pecan Topping
Apple Pecan Cake
Orange Pecan Muffins
Coconut Pecan Frosting
Butter-Pecan Cake
Pumpkin Pecan Bread
Sweet Potato Pecan Quick Bread
Apple Pecan Dessert
Cajun Bread Pudding
Sweet Potato Casserole
Maple-Pecan Ice Cream
Blueberry Crunch
Coca-Cola Cake
Banana Pecan Bread
Fig Bread
Italian Cream Cake
Praline Cake
Vanilla Wafer Cake
Burnt Sugar Cake
Apple Spice Dump Cake
Orange Date Cake
Pecan Pie Cake
Sock-It-To-Me Cake
Watergate Cake

Oven-Fried Pecan Chicken
Pecan Coated Catfish Seafood Au Gratin
Cheese Ball with Pecans
Apple Pecan Dressing
Pecan Turkey
Mushroom Pecan Rice Sweet Potato Casserole
Brown Rice with Onions and Pecans
Spinach Salad with Strawberries Blue Cheese Dip
Apple Pecan Salad
Roast Goose Recipe with Fruited Stuffing

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