Pecan Tips and Recipes

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Enjoy these Classic Golden Pecans recipes and even submit your own  favorite pecan recipes  to be added below!
If you're looking for ways to incorporate the recommended 1.5 ounces of pecans daily into your diet, try the following tips:
  • Sprinkle pecans on your favorite salad, cereal or yogurt for added crunch.
  • Use pecan meal as a coating for fish, chicken or pork.
  • Instead of chocolate chips, use pecans in your muffin and baked bread recipes, waffle and pancake mix, etc.
  • In place of cheese on your salad, sprinkle pecans.
  • Mix pecans with popcorn for a healthy and enjoyable snack.
  • Toast pecans for a refreshing snack. For a twist, sprinkle with red pepper--a "Cajun Spice" version of this snack.
  • In place of meat (such as chicken or pork) in various casserole dishes, use pecans. Nuts offer many of the same nutrients as meat, but are another alternative for those striving for a more plant-based diet.
  • Remember, eating 3/4 cup pecans a day may lower “bad” LDL cholesterol. Nuts contain monounsaturated fat, which may help prevent heart disease. Pecans are rich in antioxidants which protect against cell damage and may help to fight Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and heart diseases.
* Pecan Pepper Jelly Spinach Salad Recipe 
Robin’s Pralines
By: Robin Bricker
1 Stick butter
1 Cup brown sugar
2 Cups powdered sugar
Dash salt
½ teaspoon vanilla
¾ Cup evaporated milk
1 pound Classic Golden Pecans pieces
Melt butter, add salt and brown sugar and bring to a boil, stirring
constantly for 2 minutes.
Remove from heat, add evaporated milk.
Return to heat, bring back to a boil.
Boil 2 minutes or until mixture reaches 232 degrees on a candy thermometer.
Remove from heat, let cool to lukewarm.
Add vanilla and powdered sugar.
Stir until clumps are gone, add pecans and mix well.
Drop by spoonfuls onto parchment paper and let set.
Chewy Plantation Pecan Pie
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup light Karo corn syrup
  • 1-1/2 cup chopped Classic Golden Pecans (large pieces)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 unbaked 9-inch shell
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon whiskey*
Beat eggs, add sugar, syrup and Classic Golden Pecans.
Whip in vanilla and bourbon and pour into unbaked pie shell.
Bake 90 minutes at 225 degrees and 30 minutes at 300 degrees.
Cool before serving.
*This ingredient is not required. It is only a flavoring. When added, all alcohol will fully evaporate in the baking process leaving only the flavor.
Banana Bread With Pecans 
(Makes 2 loaves)
1 cup butter, softened
1 ½ cups sugar
4 large eggs
3 cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups ripe, mashed, bananas
1 ½ cups Classic Golden Pecans pieces
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease and flour two 9x5x3 inch loaf pans.
With an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar at medium speed until creamy.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt, stirring well.
Add mashed bananas and Classic Golden Pecans, stirring just until combined.
Place batter in prepared pans.
Bake for 1 hour, or until a tester inserted into center comes out clean.
Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes, remove from pans, and allow to cool completely on wire racks. 
Chocolate Pecan Thumbprint Cookies
(Makes 4 dozen cookies)
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1-1/3 cups sugar
2 eggs, separated
4 Tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup baking cocoa
½ teaspoon salt
2 cups Classic Golden Pecans pieces
Classic Golden Pecans Halves to top off cookies
1 cup confectioners' sugar
2 Tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
4 teaspoons milk
1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
52 milk chocolate kisses or hugs, unwrapped
In a mixing bowl, beat butter, sugar, egg yokes, milk, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
Combine flour, cocoa, and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.
Cover and chill 1 hour or until firm enough to roll into small balls.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, lightly beat egg whites.
Shape dough into one-inch balls; dip in egg whites then roll in nuts.
Place on ungreased baking sheets.
Make an indentation with thumb in center of each cookie.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until the center is set.
Combine the first four filling ingredients in a small bowl; mix until smooth.
Spoon ¼ teaspoon into each warms cookie; gently press a chocolate kiss or hug or a Classic Golden Pecans half in the center.
Carefully remove from baking sheet to wire racks to cool.
Country Pecan Pie
1/2 cup butter or margarine
3/4 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup honey
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped Classic Golden Pecans 
9 inch pie shell
Whipped cream or low fat substitute
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Over low-medium heat, cook butter in saucepan, watching closely but not stirring until golden brown about 5 to 8 minutes. Do not burn.
Pour browned butter into bowl and set aside.
Blend on heat corn syrup, honey, sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt until smooth.
Add browned butter; blend again.
Pour over Classic Golden Pecans halves in pie shell.
Bake at 425 degrees 10 minutes and then lower heat to 325 degrees and bake another 40
Center may seem a bit liquid but will set as the pie cools.
Serve with real whipped cream or ice cream.
Traditional Pecan Pie
3 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup cane syrup
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons melted margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup  Classic Golden Pecans
One 9-inch unbaked pastry shell
Beat eggs slightly.
Add next five ingredients.
Mix well.
Fold in pecans; pour into unbaked pastry shell and bake in 400 degree oven for 15 minutes.
Reduce temperature to 350 degrees and bake about 40 minutes more, or until knife inserted near center comes out clean.
Do not over bake. If crust browns too much, cover top lightly with foil.