No nut is more Texan than the pecan, and be sure to pronounce it pea-can! This buttery, rich nut can be found on many trees throughout the Hill Country and beyond—and on many menus of some of our favorite places to dine! We’ve rounded up a few sweet and savory ways to enjoy the tiny but fierce flavor of the mighty pecan.
Looking for a light and bright way to showcase all those in-season nuts? Damn Delicious offers a tart and refreshing salad made with crisp green apples, fresh spinach, crunchy pecans, chewy cranberries, tangy pomegranate seeds, creamy goat cheese, and, of course, crunchy pecans. The zesty lemon vinaigrette brings it all together.
Cinnamon rolls are the dessert of breakfast. Our recipe has a fall spin to it: the pillowy rolls are layered with apple butter and toasty pecans. It’s the perfect fall treat.
This recipe from Fort Worth Chef Jon Bonell is pure Texas! Made with local Texas redfish and pecans, this meal packs a punch. You’ll want to make it year-round, and good thing—because the fish is available year-round!
We’re feeling peachy, and we know just the thing to make: peach and pecan cobbler. This recipe from Cabernet Grill in Fredericksburg calls for sweet in-season peaches and crunchy pecans. Top the cobbler off with ice cream and fresh blackberries.
This recipe for chocolate-covered jerky from 44 Farms is sure to become one of your favorite recipes for gatherings or tailgating parties. Plus, it’s easy enough to make that even the kiddos can help out!
These beyond-simple hand pies are the perfect last-minute dessert or lazy-baker alternative to homemade pie. Store-bought puff pastry gives you a golden, puffed crust and creates nice little pockets for the no-cook, five-ingredient filling.
This is Ann Criswell’s recipe out of her old Texas the Beautiful cookbook. Ann was the food editor at the Houston Chronicle for 36 years, so you know you can trust this to be awesome!
Dock here for this crispy fish dish from Auslander in Fredericksburg. The recipe uses Texas pecans in its batter. At the restaurant, they make it with the freshest possible catch of the day, so be sure to ask your local fish market for their picks!
Welcome to Texas, y’all! This is the most delicious dessert from the Cabernet Grill in Fredericksburg. It may sound unusual, but we know you’ll love it!