Pecans scattered on a white wood cutting board on a light blue background

When you think of pecans, you probably imagine classic desserts like pecan pie and sticky buns. However, pecans are much more versatile than you may think. They can be used in a wide variety of dishes, from appetizers to desserts, to add texture and flavor.

Did you know that pecans aren’t technically classified as a nut? They are considered a drupe, which is a type of fruit with an outer fleshy part surrounding a shell with a single stone or pit inside. Either way, you’re sure to love these sweet and savory pecan recipes. They are designed to give you options to incorporate this versatile ingredient into every dish in a delicious three-course meal, including the side dish.

Hummingbird Salad

Pan-Roasted Steak Pasta with Pecans

Steak and pasta on a light grey plate on a slate background

Corn and Roasted Pecan Sauté

Salted Caramel Ice Cream Sandwiches



Karleigh W.

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Karleigh W. joined the Publix family in 2013 as a front service clerk. Before becoming a full-time member of the team, she was a 2019 summer intern. Her love for writing, serving customers and Publix culture fuels her inspiration to bring new ideas to The Publix Checkout. Outside of work, Karleigh likes to bake, cook and spend time with her husband and their cat, Cici.

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