Are you a fan of pecan nuts? This delicious nut native to North America has a buttery flavor that is the perfect addition to both sweet and savory dishes. Join us as we discover nutritional facts and wonderful recipes prepared with pecan nuts.
Nutrition in Pecan Nuts
Pecan nuts are 70 percent fat (the good kind) and are loaded with antioxidants. This nut varietal is rich in calcium, magnesium, protein and fiber.
How To Store Pecan Nuts
Due to their high fat content pecan nuts should be stored in airtight containers and placed in a refrigerator to avoid spoilage.
Recipes with Pecan Nuts
Traditional Pecan Pie
Pecan pie takes the cake when it comes to pecan-infused desserts. This Southern favorite should be enjoyed with plenty of whipped cream.
Here is the ultimate pecan pie recipe.
Gluten-Free Pecan Pie
Alternatively, if you’d like to indulge in pecan pie sans gluten you can opt for this pecan pie recipe. It uses almond flour and maple syrup to create a beautiful golden crust.
Sweet Potato Gratin with Pecan Nuts
Pecans nuts add a pleasant crunch to this buttery sweet potato au gratin infused with orange juice and maple syrup.
You can add pecan nuts to just about any salad out there but they are especially delicious in a cobb salad.
In this recipe the blend of hard boiled eggs, avocado, bacon, tomatoes, blue cheese, romaine lettuce and rosemary-glazed pecans is simply irresistible.
Gluten-Free Pecan Scones
Chopped pecan nuts add a wonderful flavor to these gluten-free scones topped with a coffee icing. They are a great option for brunch!
Mini Hummingbird Cakes
These miniature hummingbird cakes are great for a party. These banana-pineapple mini cakes frosted with lemon buttercream and topped with chopped pecans are simply divine!
The texture and flavor of pecan nuts makes them ideal for incorporating into stuffing, especially when paired with pork sausage, onion, corn, sage and sweetcorn.