March 25th is Pecan Day, a day that commemorates when George Washington planted a pecan tree in Mount Vernon in 1775. The tree had been a gift from his friend, Thomas Jefferson, and these nuts are known to have been a favorite of both forefathers.
There are over 1000 varieties of pecans, many named after Native American tribes. Pecans are the only nut native to North America. They’re also delicious. Big and crunchy, pecans are a great snack on their own, but they are also a great addition to recipes, both sweet and savory. Take a look at these 16 Awesome Recipes with Pecans and these 16 Perfect Pecan Recipes. If you’re a fan of pecans, then you’ll go nuts for these 10 delicious recipes.
1. Apple and Pecan Spelt Pastry Pies
2. Perfect Mini Pecan Pies
3. Pecan Walnut and Ginger Cookies
4. Caramel Pecan Bars
These Caramel Pecan Bars are a sweet treat that’s so easy to make. They have a base of mixed nuts and creamy nut butter, topped with a sticky-sweet date caramel. These bars require no baking, so you can be sitting down to enjoy one or two in no time.
5. Pecan Coconut Brownies
6. Southern Pecan Caramel Sauce
7. Caramel Pecan Rosemary Doughnuts
8. Decadent Chocolate Chip and Pecan Brownies
9. Gooey Salted Caramel Pecan Turtle Bars
10. Mocha Crunch Pecan Butter Cups
It is believed that George Washington and Thomas Jefferson walked around with pecans in their pockets so they could munch on them all day long. Sounds like a great idea to us, but instead of that, let’s take it to the next level and make these recipes instead.
Lead image source: Gooey Salted Caramel Pecan Turtle Bars