A November Tradition—Pecan Pie

Delicious Pecan Pie Submitted by reader Corinne Johnston from Thomaston, Georgia Makes 1 pie | Cooking 25 mins. Ingredients 3 egg whites 1 cup sugar 1 tsp baking powder 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs 3/4 cup chopped pecans 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 pint whipping cream, whipped Instructions Beat egg whites until stiff, then add sugar...

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October Recipes

Banana Nut Bread Submitted by Bert Hammons Makes 1 loaf to serve 8 to 10 | Cooking 45 mins. Ingredients 3 medium bananas, mashed ½ cup pecan oil (reader recommends Kinloch Plantation Pecan Oil) 2 eggs 1 cup sugar 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½...

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June Recipes

Superfood Pecan Tacos From Dawn Jackson Blatner, RDN with the American Pecan Council Ingredients 1 cup raw pecan halves or pieces (or lightly toasted) 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil 1/2 medium onion, diced (about 1/2 cup) 1 tablespoon coconut aminos (or low sodium tamari) 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon oregano 1/2 teaspoon chili powder...

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A May Treat

Smoky Pecan Dip From Jessie Snyder, Faring Well, through the American Pecan Council Total 30 minutes Ingredients 1 cup fresh pecan halves 3 cups chickpeas, rinsed and drained 2 cloves garlic 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 heaping teaspoon smoked hot paprika 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper Sea salt, to taste 1/4 to 1/2 cup filtered...

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Dive into Spring with Fresh Recipes

Classic Chicken Salad with Pecans From the American Pecan Council Total 40 minutes Ingredients 6 cups water or low sodium vegetable broth 3 large celery stalks, divided 1 onion, peeled and cut into 4 pieces 1/8 teaspoon pepper, plus additional to taste 1 1/4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast (see recipe notes) 3/4 cup toasted...

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Editor’s Current Favorites

As the pecan industry’s leading publication, it should come as no surprise that we love pecans. As editor of Pecan South, I’m constantly on the lookout for new and interesting pecan recipes—not only to feature in the magazine, but also to use at home since my freezer is currently overrun with our favorite nut. This...

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Hello Dolly Bars Recipe

Hello Dolly Bars Submitted by Intisar Seraaj, pecan lover Prep 10 minutes | Total 40 minutes | Serves 12 bars Ingredients 16 tablespoons (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted 3 cups (about a 13 1/2 ounce box) graham cracker crumbs 2 cups (about 12 ounces) dark or semisweet chocolate chips 2 cups (about 8 ounces) pecans,...

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New Year, New Recipes

Layered Mason Jar Salad From Brenda McGranahan, Cinnabon, & Benjamin Stanley, Baskin Robbins Prep 15 minutes | Cook 15 minutes | Serves 4 Ingredients For the Vinaigrette: 1/4 cup pecan oil 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon honey 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 2 cara cara oranges, zested 1 tablespoon bourbon,...

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Festive Recipes

Baked Brie with Pecans & Cranberry Orange Chutney From the American Pecan Council Total 24 minutes Ingredients 1/2 cup roasted pecan pieces (see recipe notes) 1 (13.4-ounce) round brie 1 (12-ounce) bag fresh cranberries 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup maple syrup Zest and juice of 1 orange 1 teaspoon freshly chopped thyme 1 teaspoon freshly...

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Pecan Pie: A Time-Honored Tradition

Thanksgiving is upon us yet again. It’s time to celebrate family and friends and to cherish all of the blessings in our lives. This American holiday wouldn’t be complete without a delicious pecan pie, which has become a symbol of the holiday season and the South. But how did it get that way? And who...

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Fourth of July Treats

The only indigenous nut to the United States, the pecan has had a long history in our great country. Native Americans were the first to cultivate and eat the pecan, and later, our founding fathers picked up on that tradition. Thomas Jefferson grew acres of pecan trees and inspired George Washington to do the same. Here...

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Praline Old Fashioned

Prep 5 minutes | Cook 10 minutes | Serves 4   Ingredients 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted 1 cup water 1 cup light brown sugar 4 strips orange rind 6-8 shakes orange bitters 1/2 cup bourbon 1/2 cup ground pecans 4 pecan halves Preparation In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring pecans, water, sugar and orange...

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Asian Lettuce Wraps

Prep 15 minutes | Cook 30 minutes | Serves 4 (2 wraps per person)   Ingredients 1 lemongrass stalk, finely minced or 2 tablespoons grated lemon or lime zest 4 cloves garlic 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro 1 large shallot, chopped 1 red Fresno or Serrano chili pepper, seeded 3 tablespoons lime juice 1 tablespoon fish...

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No-Bake Coconut Pecan Praline Cookies

Total 2 hours and 15 minutes | Makes 20 large cookies Ingredients 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar 1/2 cup evaporated milk 1/2 cup corn syrup 1 stick (1/2 cup) salted butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 1/2 cups chopped pecans 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut Instructions In a medium sized bowl, combine coconut and pecans;...

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Pecan Sandies

Prep 10 minutes | Cook 20-25 minutes | Makes 5 dozen Ingredients 2 cups butter, softened 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 2 tablespoons water 4 teaspoons vanilla extract 4 cups all-purpose our 2 cups chopped pecans Additional confectioners’ sugar Instructions Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add water and...

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Perk Up Festivities With Pecan Appetizers

Food blogs abound on the internet today. And almost every blogger can be found on Facebook, Pinterest, and other social media as well as at their own websites. Most bloggers are also accomplished photographers as well and offer up mouth-watering images of their recipes. In view of upcoming events such as New Year’s Eve and...

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Pineapple Spinach Salad

Ingredients: For the Dressing 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/3 cup olive oil 1/3 cup white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon sugar ½ teaspoon salt Pepper to taste 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard (optional) For the Pecans 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup pecan halves 2 tablespoons brown sugar For the Salad 10-13 ounces spinach 1 pineapple,...

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CHOCOLATE CHIP PECAN PIE BARS

Ingredients: CRUST 1 1/2 cup flour 1/4 cup cornstarch 1/2 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup butter, softened FILLING 3/4 cup light corn syrup 1 cup sugar 3 eggs, lightly beaten 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla 4 T. butter, melted 2 cups pecans, chopped 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line...

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Cherry Pecan Monkey Bread

Cherry Pecan Monkey Bread Ingredients: 1 cup pecan halves Marachino Cherries 4 cans (10-count) refrigerated biscuits 1 1/2 sticks butter 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons cinnamon Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a 9- or 10-inch tube pan. Mix granulated sugar and cinnamon in a...

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One-Bite Caramelized Pecans Stuffed with Blue Cheese

Serves 10 Ingredients: 100 large (about 6 oz. or 2 cups) pecan halves 2 Tbsp butter 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup sugar 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/8 tsp cayenne 1/8 tsp garam masala (or you can try curry powder or cumin) 1/2 cup sour cream (about 2 oz.) 1 cup crumbled blue cheese (about...

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Dip Into A Healthy Holiday With Holly Jolly Biscotti

Texas Oncology has developed a tasty and simple holiday recipe for Holly Jolly Biscotti, which showcases the peak-season flavors of Texas citrus and pecans. Packed with healthy ingredients, this Italian-inspired, twice-baked cookie is a delicious and nutritious way to promote a good-for-you diet throughout the holidays not just for yourself, but everyone on your gift...

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