Nut Recipes

Nuts can turn a lackluster dish into something truly excellent. They add crunchy texture to plain, limp salads, fatty richness to blended dips and sauces and a blank canvas for flavor in everything from spiced holiday snacks to simple desserts. Plus they’re loaded with heart-healthy fats, protein, vitamins and minerals. F&W’s guide includes dozens of ways to fit nuts into your diet with recipes for every course, occasion and season.

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Our Favorite Recipes That Start with a Can of Coconut Milk

Sweetly scented coconut milk adds creaminess and depth to everything from chicken-and-rice to luscious cake.

Curry-Spiced Nut Bars

Roasting nuts with curry powder enhances the flavor and aroma of both. Add the rice syrup while the nuts are still warm to soften the syrup for easier stirring. Slideshow: More Nut Recipes 

Spiced Candied Almonds

Inspired by the candied nuts sold at carts throughout New York City, these not-too-sweet toasted almonds have a great crackly shell.  Slideshow: More Almond Recipes 

Pecan Tassies

Just like miniature pecan pies, pecan tassies have a crisp, buttery crust and a sweet, pecan-packed filling. We like to spike our filling with a little bourbon and put a couple of bittersweet chocolate chips at the bottom of each cookie. Slideshow: More Pecan Recipes 

Pistachio Salad

Pistachio salad is actually more of a pudding, studded with marshmallows and crushed pineapple. Normally prepared with instant pudding, we make ours with a fresh pistachio paste and custard, then serve it with a generous dollop of lightly sweetened whipped cream and plenty of coarsely chopped pistachios. Slideshow: More Pistachio Recipes 

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Best Hazelnut Recipes

Whether you're looking to add a little crunch to your favorite dishes or nutty flavor to any dessert, hazelnuts are the perfect addition. We've compiled a short list of our favorite recipes including a hazelnut-and-chocolate meringue cake, hazelnut-crusted pork chops with morel sauce and more.

Crunchy Mixed Nut and Coconut Topping

This supereasy ice cream topping is an excellent DIY gift: It’s fast to make, simple to double (or even triple!) and has unlimited variations. We like this version, with pistachios, macadamia nuts and coconut, but you could add almonds, cashews, pepitas, crumbled nori or even sweet spices. We like to serve this version on chocolate ice cream, but it’s also fantastic on pistachio, strawberry or vanilla. Slideshow: More Crunchy Nut Recipes 


Walnuts are packed with nutrients, and thanks to a relatively mild flavor, can be used in a variety of dishes. They’re a great substitute for pine nuts in pesto, can be turned into a savory salad dressing, and add great flavor and texture to cookies and brownies. Here, our best recipes showcasing walnuts.