Pecans are a delicious nut that adds flavor to any dish, and in particular, they are a great base for desserts. They add a nice crunch that contrasts sweeter, more sugary flavors and creates a nice balance that isn’t overpowering. Additionally, they are a great addition to desserts because they have many health benefits – they are rich in vitamins and minerals, and they also contain antioxidants. Here are three yummy pecan desserts to make.
This may be the most famous of the pecan desserts, but it’s easy to see why. Commonly served for Thanksgiving, this dish contains pecans mixed with eggs, butter, and brown sugar to create a delicious filling. Many people also use maple syrup or honey to give this dish a little bit more flavor and depth.
This dessert makes a perfect change from the traditional pecan pie for a holiday or celebration. The flavors of the pecans and the traditional buttery cheese filling pair together perfectly to create one of the best and most underrated pecan desserts. To create this dessert, all you need to do is add toasted pecans to a traditional cheesecake filling and then top the cake with pecans in a pattern of your choosing.
Pecan Butter Cookies
Pecans also make a wonderful addition to a traditional cookie recipe. Once the cookies are baked, mix the pecans into a sugar glaze or frosting of your choice, and then top the cookies with them. In particular, this works best with brown sugar cookies, as the brown sugar better complements the nutty flavor of the pecans.
These are just a few delectable pecan desserts to serve at your next gathering, or even just make for yourself. Pecans are one of the most crowd-pleasing nuts, and they have many added health benefits as well.