Buttery, rich, crunchy pecans show off their best in these 7 amazing recipes for both sweet and savory pecan favorites! From ham, cheeseballs, brownies, pie bars and more, this week’s Saturday Seven collection has what it takes to carry you through the holidays with the South’s most cherished nut.
Pecans are a true southern pantry staple. And in a southern kitchen, they seem to find their way into just about everything from sweets to salads. And why not? Their subtle flavor is universally flattering; they’re delicious in the raw, heavenly when toasted… It’s no secret there’s nothing that isn’t better with the addition of their nutty goodness and soft, tender crunch.
And since the holidays seem to be the time when pecans really put on a show, this week’s Saturday Seven gathers some of our most favorite pecan recipes to give you plenty of ways to serve, enjoy and even give pecans this season!
7 Amazing Sweet + Savory Holiday Pecan Recipes
Get ready for your new favorite pecan snack recipe! A little smoky, a little sweet, loads of savory and super easy, these salty Honey Spiced Pecans are completely addictive. Made unbelievably delicious with a simple mixture of honey, garlic, Worcestershire, cayenne & cumin, there’s no way to eat just one!
Easy Southern Pecan Crusted Ham is as delicious as it is gorgeous! This showstopping stunner bakes up golden brown with a rich brown sugar, molasses, apple juice glaze and buttery pecan crust. Savory, sweet and holiday perfect, you won’t believe how easy it is to bake up this amazing ham!
Turn traditional pecan pie into easy dessert bars with this simple Best Ever Pecan Pie Bars recipe! With a quick buttery pecan shortbread crust and a sweet, nutty no-cook pecan pie filling, Pecan Pie Bars take pie at the holidays to whole new level.
Enjoy spoonfuls of buttery, fluffy sweet potatoes with a nutty, crunchy brown sugar pecan streusel topping for holidays, special meals and Sunday dinners. A Thanksgiving tradition, Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping is pure sweet potato heaven!
Our Southern Pimento Cheese Ball is always the most requested appetizer for holidays, tailgates, or weekends! Rolled in pecans, bacon, chives and punctuated with zesty pimentos, this classic is all about everyone’s southern favorites. Get ready for a whole new way to enjoy delicious pimento cheese!
Pecan pie and brownies! It’s a true Southern match straight from Heaven. Dark, fudgey brownies and toasted pecan pie filling are the perfect combination in these Gooey Black Bottomed Pecan Pie Brownies. Wonderfully rich and decadent, you’ll never spend your dessert calories on a plain ol’ brownie ever again!
Baked chicken is far from boring with pecans! This gorgeous dish was Inspired by a visit to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. Crusted with pecans and rosemary and covered in a delicious Dijon glaze and sauce, this mouthwateringly elegant chicken says special occasion, but is surprisingly quick & easy to whip up. But shhh… we’ll let that part be our little secret!
More Pecan Recipes
Pecans aren’t just for the holidays though! This is just a small sampling of the nutty pecan goodness you can find here at Southern Discourse. Click this link, Southern Discourse Pecan Recipes, for everything from dips to salads, breakfasts and snacks. You’ll be enjoying pecans all year long!
Don’t Forget About These Pecan Treats!
Soft & chewy coconut cookies are loaded with shredded coconut, chopped pecans, a hint of cinnamon and tons of yum! These easy-to-bake Perfect Coconut Pecan Cookies are going to be your family’s new Christmas cookie craving.
Make the best Hello Dolly Magic Cookie Bars with this easy recipe that requires zero mixing or kitchen tools! Loaded with chewy browned coconut, crunchy pecans, oodles of melted chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk and a buttery graham cracker crust, these 7 layers of traditional southern goodness just happen to be the perfect indulgent dessert for any occasion.https://www.pinterest.com/SouthernDiscourse/all-the-best-from-southern-discourse/
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