Pecans

When we hear “pecans,” the first thing that comes to mind is a classic, sticky-sweet pecan pie. There are tons of variations of this southern classic, adding decadent ingredients like chocolate, bourbon or candied ginger, but we always go straight for a classic. But pecans are great for dishes besides dessert—you can mix them with roasted vegetables, add them to a sweet potato gratin or put some crunch in a green salad. One of our favorite recipes featuring pecans is a supereasy chocolaty shortbread that’s packed with pecan flavor. Whether you’re looking for something sweet or savory, F&W’s guide has all the recipes you need.

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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
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Pecan Recipes

When we hear “pecans,” the first thing that comes to mind is a classic, sticky-sweet pecan pie. But pecans are great for dishes besides dessert—you can mix them with roasted vegetables, add them to a sweet potato gratin or put some crunch in a green salad. Here, our best savory pecan recipes.
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Ginger-Spiced Pecans

Pecan halves sautéed with butter, sugar, and ground ginger are positively addictive. Serve them with ice cream, a selection of cookies, or fruit desserts, or on their own after dessert as petit fours. They're quick to make and, presented in tins, are great holiday gifts. If you prepare the pecans more than two days ahead, add another half teaspoon of ginger, since the flavor dissipates over time.    More Cocktail Party Recipes  
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