Pecans for specialty foods are a popular choice because they’re a well liked and versatile nut used in many recipes to add flavor, texture and color. Pecan desserts are popular holiday staples and pecans can also be added to side dishes and entrees to enhance them and make them more interesting festive and flavorful. Here are a few examples of recipes that use pecans in an interesting way.
This delicate cookie combines the crunch of toasted pecans with the creamy flavor of butter to create a sweet and dessert. This cookie is soft and chewy with a wonderfully crisp edge and is sure to become a favorite that’s as easy to enjoy as it is to make. Simple staples like sugar, butter, and eggs are among the easy to use ingredients that make this classic and indulgent pecan cookie.
Pecans are a source of good fats and can be used as a vegan ingredient. One way to take advantage of these characteristics is to create a spread that uses pecans as the main ingredient. By grinding the pecans with herbs and spices until a smooth texture you can create a flavorful experience that can be used as a spread or a dip.
This recipe combines all the sweet flavors of pumpkin pie filling with the added goodness of nutty pecan flavor and a crispy, crunchy, slightly salty bottom layer to create bars that will standout as a snack or dessert.
This vegan dessert is a perfect pairing of a pecan flavored cake glazed with sweet maple syrup. The added surprise of a pecan and sugar filling in the center only goes to make this dessert even more special and decadent.
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