Pecan Recipes

  • Mouthwatering Watermelon Cooler

    It's summertime and nothing beats this heat better than a nice cool poolside drink!

    • cups coarsely chopped seeded watermelon
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 1/2 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves
  • Roasted Tomato Pasta with Mozzarella

    The red and yellow cherry tomatoes add a great pop of color to this pasta dish! Perfect year round, but especially for summer, this pasta salad is sure to stand out from the rest!
    • 1 pound red and/or yellow grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
    • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
    • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
    • 1 teaspoon kosher...
  • Maple Pecan Banana Bread

    Topped with a maple and pecan mixture, this maple pecan banana bread is a great combination of sweet and salty. 



    • 1 1/2 cups flour
    • 1/4 cup white whole wheat flour
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1 tsp cinnamon
    • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
    • 1 1/2 cups mashed banana
    • 1/3 cup maple syrup
    • 3 Tbsp maple sugar
    • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted and slightly cooled
    • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk, at room temperature
    • 1 large egg, at room temperature
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract

    Maple Pecan Topping

    • 1/3 cup pecans, halved
    • 3 Tbsp maple sugar
    • 3 Tbsp flour
    • pinch of cinnamon
    • 1 1/2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • Cast-Ironed Charred Corn

    Named one of Garden and Guns best recipes, this Cast - Ironed Charred Corn recipe is perfect for summer. Savory and delicious, anyone will enjoy it!
    • 8 ears of corn, husks and silk removed

    • 1/4 cup bacon, cut into small dice

    • 1/2 tsp. unsalted butter

    • 1/2 cup Vidalia onion, minced

    • 1/2 cup heavy cream

    • 1/2 tsp. salt

    • Cracked black pepper,

    • 1 tsp. chives, minced

    To remove corn kernels, cut off the ends of each ear to make flat surfaces. Then, stand ears in a wide casserole dish and, one at a time, cut down the sides with a sharp knife. Next, hold each cob over a bowl and scrape with the back of a butter knife to remove the milk and ...
  • Pecan Praline Cake

    Great for company, holidays, breakfast, or potlucks, this Pecan Praline Cake recipe can do it all. Sweet with a nice crunch, this cake is sure to cure anyone's sweet tooth!
    • 1 box butter pecan cake mix
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  • Southern Tomato Pie

    Great year round, this Southern Tomato Pie recipe is perfect for family gatherings. With minimal ingredients and a short prep time, this is an ideal summer dish!
    • 1, 9" pie crust, pricked with fork
    • 1/2 cup chopped bacon
    • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced
    • 3/4 cup Blue Plate Mayo
    • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
    • 3 tablespoon chopped onion
    • salt and pepper

    Bake pie shell for 5 minutes at 350 degrees, then add bacon and tomatoes. Mix cheese, onions, and mayo. Spread on top of the tomatoes. Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Let it cool and you are ready to serve!!

  • Fried Pecan Okra

    Fried, pickled, or grilled, okra is a signature southern ingredient. Named one of Southern Living's best okra recipes, this twenty minute recipe is sure to be any ones favorite!
    • 1 cup pecans
    • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose baking mix
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
    • 2 (10-oz.) packages frozen whole okra, thawed or fresh okra
    • Peanut oil

    First, place the pecans in an even layer in a shallow pan. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring occasionally. Process the pecans, baking mix, and next two ingredients in a food processor until the pecans are finely ground. Place pecan mixture in a large bowl, add the okra, tossing to coat. Then gently press pecan mixture into okra. Pour oil to a depth of about two inches into a Dutch oven or cast-iron skillet; heat to 350 degrees. Fry okra, in batches, turning once, 5 to 6 minutes or until golden; drain on paper towels.

  • The Best Basic Grilled Corn Recipe

    What better food is there to have as a side when grilling out than grilled corn? Quick, easy, and with only three ingredients, this grilled corn recipe is a great staple for any grill master!


    • 8 ears corn, shucked and rinsed
    • 1/2 stick butter 
    • Kosher salt

    Light and prepare charcoal. When all charcoal is lit and covered with gray ash, pour out and arrange coals on one side of charcoal grate. Set cooking grate in place, cover grill, and allow to preheat for 5 minutes. Or, if you want to use a gas grill. Set half the burners on a gas grill to the highest heat setting, cover, and preheat for 10 minutes. Place corn directly over hot side of grill and cook, turning occasionally, until charred on all sides and fully tender, about 10 minutes total.Remove corn from grill and allow to rest fo...

    Another great summer recipe, this simple tomato and basil salad uses just a few ingredients: tomatoes, fresh basil, avocado, Mozzarella cheese, and easy homemade balsamic dressing. It's healthy and delicious and makes a great side dish for any meal!

    Salad Ingredients:

    • 1/2 pound red grape or cherry tomatoes, halved (2 cups)
    • 1/2 pound yellow grape or cherry tomatoes, halved (2 cups)
    • ...
  • Strawberry Pecan Salad

     Loaded with sweet, ripe berries, this easy and light salad is perfect for summer gatherings. With only a ten minute prep time, even the busiest of people can whip this up in their kitchens!!
    • 1 cup Pecan Halves
    • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 12 oz package Romaine lettuce, chopped
    • 8 oz fresh strawberries, halved
    • 4 oz fresh blueberries
    • 2 oz goat cheese, crumbled
    • 1/4 cup red onion, sliced 
    • 15 oz can Mandarin oranges, drained
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  • Health Benefits and Uses of Pecan Oil

    Pecan oil is a natural edible oil derived from pecan kernels. Used mostly for cooking purposes, pecan oil also boast a wide range of uses and benefits. 

    These are some of the health benefits of pecan oil:

    • Digestive health: Pecan oil helps promotes colon health and regulate bowel movements.
    • Bone and tooth health: Pecans are rich in phosphorus, which is one of the most plentiful minerals in the body. Phosphorus, along with calcium and magnesium, help promote healthy bones and teeth.
    • Skin health and repair: Pecans contain zinc and vitamins A and E, which play an important role in maintaining healthy skin. The zinc helps keep skin healthy, while the vitamins help give you a clear complexion. Pecan oil also helps from premature aging.
    • Preventing iron deficiency: Pecans are high in iron which can help prevent conditions such as anemia.
  • The Best Pasta Salad with Pecans

    Great for Memorial Day and as a side dish for barbecue, this pasta salad is a simple and quick recipe. Rather than grabbing a tub at your local deli, try and make this instead!
    • 1 cup chopped pecans
    • 8 ounces small pasta
    • 1 pound fresh broccoli
    • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt or mayonnaise
    • ⅓ cup sugar
    • ⅓ cup diced red onion
    • ⅓ cup red wine vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 cups seedless red grapes, halved
    • 8 ...
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