Autumn is just around the corner. The leaves will soon be changing colors. Halloween will bring costumed children door-to-door. And before you know it, snow will be flying. What goes better with sweaters and cool nights than some delicious pecan recipes?
That’s right; nothing.
You don’t have to wait for Thanksgiving to bust out the pecan pie. In fact, you don’t have to wait for anything to put these recipes on your at-home menu. We’ve compiled our favorites into this handy list so you can spend more time enjoying them.
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Brown Sugar Pecan Maple Ham
This is a little twist on a classic baked ham recipe. Partnering the ham with sweetness from brown sugar and maple are a guaranteed hit. But the addition of pecans brings this entree from great to really great. Your family will love the sweet, nutty dish after running around in the cool autumn air all day.
Green Chile Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Spicy Cornmeal Pecan Crust
These interesting little pockets of deliciousness are surprisingly easy to put together. A little preparation is all that’s needed for a quick, yet delicious meal. In fact, they look good enough that your guests will never guess you prepared them the night before. There’s nothing better than a spicy meal on a brisk day.
Pecan Crusted Salmon
Pork, poultry, and of course fish. Pecans can be a great addition to a plethora of foods and this pecan-crusted salmon is a great example of this. This recipe is light, sweet, and savory all at the same time. The flaky fish and crispy crust give this dish a great mix of textures. With minimal prep work, this dish can be ready to eat in less than half an hour.
Cinnamon Pecan Sweet Potato Rounds
These delicious little treats are great for their versatility. Not only are they sweet and tasty, but they can also be used as a side or even a finger food. Serve them with dinner or set them out with your spread for the football game. Pecan sweet potato rounds are a great guilt-free snack for any occasion.
Honey Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries & Pecans
This is a great side dish for any autumn dinner. The mixture of butternut squash and dried cranberries dances the fine line between sweet and not too sweet. Fortunately, it lands on the not-too-sweet side of the line. Honey and brown sugar add a dash of sweetness to the dish without overpowering it. The pecans balance all of it out with nice, earthy flavors.
Crunch Grape Pecan Salad
Admittingly, this one is a little different. This sweet mixture of pecans, grapes, sour cream, and cream cheese will take everyone by surprise. Constructing the dish is quite easy but it will give you time to practice restraint. It won’t be easy to avoid sampling this tasty dish before it hits the table.
Caramel Apple Pecan Cobbler
Nothing screams autumn more than a cobbler. This cobbler doubles the autumn flavors by combining pecans and caramel apples. Could you ask for anything more? You can customize the recipe by adding as little or as many apples as you want. Impress your family and friends by providing them with a dessert they won’t forget.
Pecan Pie Cheesecake
Hold the phone. Does that say cheesecake? I don’t know about you, be we’re freaks for cheesecake. Combine that with pecans and we’re jumping up and down. And this recipe does just that. Vanilla wafer crust, pecan pie filling, and pecans sprinkled over the top? You won’t be disappointed with this wonderful combination of flavors.
Pecan Caramel Bars
This bar is one delicious layer on top of another. With minimal prep time and ingredients, you’ll enjoy the quick process almost as much as the result. Club crackers, caramel, chocolate, and of course pecans? Who could say no? Not us.
These autumn pecan recipes are sure to make your family and friends stand on their chairs and shower you with applause. We love autumn. It’s perfect for campfires, friendly get-togethers, and of course pecan recipes. We hope this list of dishes gives you all you need to become the star of the party, no matter what type of dish you bring
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