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Here are all of our favorite pecan recipes — 30 of them — all in one place

We're happy to eat dishes filled with Southern pecans all year round, but there's nothing like digging into a thick slice of pecan pie on a cool, crisp November afternoon. In that spirit, here are 30 pecan-filled recipe, one for each day of this month. 

Condiments and Appetizers
Spiced Pecan Butter
This sweet and spiced compound butter goes over the top with the addition of pecans, and it tastes great on breakfast foods and quick breads.
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Spiced Berry Glazed Pecans
These unique spiced nuts get tossed in everything from sugar and honey to cinnamon, cumin and chipotle. We promise you can't eat just one.
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Toasted Orange Pecans with Cranberries
Sweet and salty, and more scented than flavored with orange, these nuts are just right for the holidays.
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Savory Sides and Mains
Fall Harvest Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette
Each and every great fall vegetable makes an appearance in this pecan-studded salad.
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Spinach and Blue Cheese Salad with Sliced Apples and Spiced Caramelized Pecans
The real treat in this salad are the candied and fried pecans that make their way into each and every bite.
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Strawberry-Spinach Salad with Pecans and Blue Cheese
Sweet fruit, earthy spinach, tangy cheese and crunchy pecans make for a delicious combination in this salad.
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Curried Sweet Potato Salad
Toasted pecans add crucial crunch to this curried twist on sweet potato salad.
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Salt-Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese Mousse and Pecans
This elegant composed salad gets a finishing crunchy touch with plenty of pecans.
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Wild Rice Butternut and Pecan Pilaf
If you’re looking to jazz up your roast chicken or pork dinner with something more seasonal, this pecan-filled pilaf will do it. 
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Cornbread Dressing with Pecans and Apples
Cornbread plus sausage, apples and, of course, pecans makes for a perfect addition to any holiday table.
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Mustard-Pecan Catfish
You don't have to pull out the fryer for a good Southern catfish meal if you bread the fillets in ground pecans.
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Vermont Pecan Baked French Toast
This family-sized make-ahead dish is the perfect way to bring pecans to the breakfast table.
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Pies
Southern Kitchen's Pecan Pie
Made with a sugary quartet of brown sugar, maple syrup, corn syrup and molasses, this classic pecan pie recipe is perfect for your holiday table.
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Chocolate Pecan Pie
Known in some circles as a "Derby pie," this is essentially a pecan pie studded with chocolate chips. Bourbon gives it an extra Kentucky kick.
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We-Can't-Have-Thanksgiving-Without-This Pecan Pie
If you can't make pecan pie without dark Karo syrup, this is the dessert for you.
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Kentucky Derby Tartlets
These bite-sized chocolate and pecan pies make for a perfect party snack.
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Chocolate Pecan Tart
This thin, chocolate-filled tart is an elegant alternative to classic pecan pie.
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Sweet Potato Pie with Pecan Streusel
This pie captures the essence of sweet potato casserole topped with marshmallows and pecans, but it is rightfully presented in a dessert format.
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Sweet Potato Pecan Pie
What's better than sweet potato pie? Sweet potato pie filled with pecans, of course.
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Georgia Peach and Pecan Pie
Two famous Southern crops, peaches and pecans, share the spotlight in this simple open-faced pie.
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Sweets and Cookies
Buttermilk Pralines
You have to try these buttermilk easy pecan pralines for your next family get-together. Trust us, you'll be happy you did.
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Pecan Ladyfingers
Homemade ladyfinger cookies are so simple and delicious, especially with the addition of pecans.
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Pecan Pie Bars
These incredibly delicious little cookies are like an American version of baklava, with pie dough instead of phyllo and pecans instead of pistachios.
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Cakes
Pumpkin Pecan Streusel Snack Cake
If you have a pumpkin spice hater in your house, this pecan-topped cake may be your salvation.
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Sweet Potato Cake with Pecan Praline Icing
This sweet potato cake with pecan praline icing from the blog Biscuits and Burlap is the perfect fall dessert. Cooking it in a cast iron skillet makes it even better.
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Huguenot Torte
Pecans and sugar make up a significant part of the batter in this unique cake that is popular in the Charleston area.
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Anne Byrn's German Chocolate Cake
What would German chocolate cake be without the crunchy, nutty, pecan-filled frosting?
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Nama's Apple Cake
This sweet, caramel-topped cake studded with apples and pecans is best eaten warm, when it is almost pudding-like, for a big bowl of fall-scented comfort on a crisp, cool afternoon.
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Coca-Cola Cake
Betcha didn't think the second secret to making a great soda-filled cake is a pecan and chocolate icing.
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Cream Cheese-Stuffed Monkey Bread
The only thing that can take cream cheese-stuffed monkey bread even more over the top (in a good way) is the addition of pecan-filled caramel sauce.
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Photo Credits:
Pecan Butter: Ramona King
Harvest Salad: Ramona King
Wild Rice Pilaf: Lisa Lotts
Pecan Pie: Ramona King
Sweet Potato Pie: Ramona King
Pecan Pralines: Ramona King
Pumpkin Snack Cake: Lisa Lotts
German Chocolate Cake: Mitch Mandell


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Kate Williams is the editor-in-chief of Southern Kitchen. She is also an on-air personality on our podcast, Sunday Supper. She has been working in food since 2009, including a two-year stint at America’s Test Kitchen. Kate has been a personal chef, recipe developer, the food editor at a hyperlocal news site in Berkeley and a freelance writer for publications such as Serious Eats, Anova Culinary, The Cook’s Cook and Berkeleyside. Kate is also an avid rock climber and occasionally dabbles in long-distance running. She makes a mean peach pie and likes her bourbon neat.

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