Pecan Information - Resources and Guides
How well do you know pecans? There's more to this tasty treat than meets the eye, so your friends here at Priester's have put together a resource page featuring a variety of articles, how-to guides, and more information about this favorite snack. Pecans are a highly versatile food that can be enjoyed in many ways. You can find everything you need to know about pecans right here, including answers to popular questions, the best ways to prepare pecan dishes, pecan gifts for different holidays, pecan nutritional information, and more.

Planning to serve one of our old-fashioned pecan pies for a special dessert? You can learn the proper methods of freezing, thawing, heating, and cutting this classic treat for the most delicious results right here. You'll also find resources to familiarize yourself with our large selection of products. If you don't know the difference between praline pecans and pecan pralines (yes, they are very different treats!), you will be an expert in no time after reading our guides.

Ever wondered what sets Priester's apart from other pecan sellers? Several of the articles on this page will provide a closer look at our commitment to quality. This includes our criteria for the "perfect pecan" and how we make sure our customers only receive the finest nuts in their orders. You'll also find shopping tips to help you pick out the best-tasting pecans on your own.

  • What is Divinity Candy?

    One of the questions we are frequently asked is, "What exactly is divinity candy, anyway?" You may have wondered this yourself, especially if you're not too familiar with the wide range of candies, sweets, and treats enjoyed in the South. Fortunately, we're here to provide everything you want to know about this classic confection, including its origins, how it's made, and why it's such a favorite around the holidays.

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  • 8 Health Benefits of Pecans

    Pecans are the ultimate snack food. They're a little sweet and a little salty, you can eat them by the handful, and they're packed with health benefits! That's right, the star ingredient of pecan pie and pralines is also a star on the wellness charts.

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  • Gift Delicious Southern Sweets and Pecans for Easter

    Easter brings loved ones together around the dinner table with mouth-watering meals and a delicious selection of desserts. This time of year is one of the most joyous and colorful, as the air is filled with the energy of renewal and pastel colors are everywhere in sight.

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  • Priesters Blue Ribbon Challenge

    Because of this flattering gesture, Priester's would like to invite everyone to contribute a delicious recipe using Priester's Pecans to our Blue Ribbon Challenge. Send us your favorite dessert, salad, entrée or appetizer recipe made with Priester's pecans.

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  • What Makes a Great Pecan Gift Basket

    What makes the perfect pecan gift basket? I'm so glad you asked!

    You'll know you've found the perfect pecan gift basket when it engages all five of your senses. Allow me to explain.

    From the high-quality hinged basket, to the festive holiday ribbon, once you SEE our pecan gift baskets, you'll be ready to dive in. Lifting the lid will reveal a variety of pecan treats that will invite you to explore the world of deliciousness below.

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  • 5 Tips For Choosing The Perfect Corporate Gift Basket

    If you're looking to give a great corporate holiday gift, look no further than Priester's Pecans corporate gift baskets. Our baskets are full of nuts and Southern treats that all recipients are sure to love. Whether you are sending the gift to a client, a collaboration team, your own employees, or another business partner, we have a wide array of gift options appropriate for all. Here are some tips to help you select the best corporate gift basket for this holiday season.

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  • Guide to Traditional Southern Candies - What's the History of Traditional Southern Candy?

    After most meals in Southern homes, it's wise to save room for dessert. If you're not indulging in an Old-Fashioned Pecan Pie, you can satisfy your sweet tooth with some Southern candy. Many outstanding confections originate from the South. For those of us familiar with Southern traditions, these candies will remind you of holidays at home and picnics in the park. Meanwhile, those new to southern-style candy should be prepared to develop an instant affinity for these delicious, sugary sweets.

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Holiday hosts will love our resources and recommendations on how to incorporate pecans into festive meals. From Thanksgiving to Easter and beyond, there's always something creative you can whip up with pecans for every special day on the calendar! If you're looking for a tasty gift idea, this page also offers helpful suggestions on pecan gifts for Mother's Day, Father's Day, Christmas, and other important occasions. We'll make it easy to pick out the pecan gift tin, basket, box that your loved one will really appreciate.

Our resource page continues to grow as we add more pecan knowledge to help our customers get the most enjoyment out of this amazing nut. We encourage you to check back often to see what's new. If you have any questions or suggestions on topics for us to cover next, feel free to contact our team!