Make Thanksgiving Even More Delicious with Pecans

With a great variety of food and valuable time spent with loved ones, it's no wonder Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays. We all enjoy sitting around the table as a family, sharing a tantalizing feast and expressing gratitude for the many blessings in our lives. As the big day quickly approaches, you've likely already started planning your Turkey Day menu. And while the main course is indeed nearly always turkey, there are many other tasty items that make a Thanksgiving dinner complete. Pecans are one of the treats you should definitely save a place for at your Thanksgiving table.

Why Eat Pecans at Thanksgiving?

Pecans are a time-honored Thanksgiving tradition. When you think of pecans on Thanksgiving, a scrumptious pecan pie is probably the first thing that comes to mind. However, pecans are a highly versatile ingredient that can be featured in many other dishes, too. No matter your preference, there's a pecan-infused delicacy that's sure to excite your taste buds. We'll provide several delicious Thanksgiving pecan recipes and ideas in this guide for you to serve this year.

While Thanksgiving is typically not the most diet-conscious day of the year, eating a healthier meal is never a bad thing. Fortunately, pecans offer health benefits. that'll make your holiday spread a bit more nutritious. Pecans are full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, making them a satisfying, heart-healthy snack. They're also a popular choice for those on the keto diet since they're low in carbs compared to other nuts.

Pecan Pies for Delivery

Pecan pie is a cornerstone Thanksgiving dessert. Pecan pies are especially appropriate for Thanksgiving since they have roots in the American South. By some accounts, pecan pies were first made in Alabama in the 19th century. Others claim that French settlers in New Orleans originated the dish after being introduced to the pecan nut by Native American tribes. However this tasty treat got its start, we're very glad it did!

Priester's Pecans offers a variety of ready-made pecan pies you can order for delivery in time for Thanksgiving. Our old-fashioned pecan pie is an enduring classic enjoyed year after year. Chocolate lovers can try our chocolate pecan pies, which combine fresh pecans with pure milk chocolate chunks. For a smaller (but no less appetizing) dessert, we also have mini pecan pies measuring 3" each, available in packages of up to 18. You may want to stock up, since your Thanksgiving guests will love snatching them up from the dessert table.

Make Your Own Pecan Pie

If you prefer to do your own baking for Thanksgiving, you can also purchase batches of fresh pecans to use in preparing your pies. They're available in one-pound bags in multiple flavors including natural (raw), roasted and salted, honey glazed, praline, and more.

Need some guidance in creating a pecan pie that will truly wow your friends and family? We encourage you to check out our collection of pecan pie recipes . Priester's Perfect Pecan Pie is a great place to start, but those looking to make something a little different may also be interested in options like Chocolate Pecan Angel Pie and Classic Pecan Pie Bars.

Pecan Appetizers

Everyone loves dessert, but a winning appetizer sets the tone for the entire Thanksgiving meal. We have a wide range of pecan appetizer recipes to start your dinner off on the right note.

Bacon jalapeno cheese balls and artichoke bacon dip are perfect for serving on a platter of your favorite crackers. They feature mouth-watering ingredients like crisp bacon slices, jalapenos, artichoke hearts, Worcestershire sauce, onions, garlic cloves, and - of course - chopped pecans. Take a look at the full appetizer list and find your favorites.

Gourmet nuts are also a great snack to serve on their own. Guests will love munching on them as they wait for everyone to arrive. You can choose from fresh pecans in a variety of flavors and sizes, from the tiniest pieces to the most giant mammoth halves.

If you or your loved ones are in the mood for other kinds of nuts, there are also roasted and salted cashews, pistachios, peanuts, macadamias, walnuts, almonds, and more. All are available in convenient resealable bags, so you can keep grabbing handfuls on Thanksgiving and throughout the holiday season.

Pecan Candy and Other Desserts

Pecan pie isn't the only way to satisfy your sweet tooth and get your pecan fix on Thanksgiving. There is a rich assortment of candied pecans and other delicacies to serve as a fitting finale to your meal.

Pecan fiddlesticks are a timeless classic that has been enjoyed for generations. Each stick blends the delightful flavors of pure milk chocolate, homemade caramel, and fresh pecan pieces into a heavenly handheld snack. For another treat that's distinctly Southern, you can also try Louisiana pralines. These soft, creamy confections are dipped by hand and loaded with only the best pecans. They'll melt in your mouth, providing a delectable exclamation point after a day of feasting.

Other traditional pecan desserts include pecan divinity, pecan logs, pecan brittle, chocolate toasted pecan clusters, and more.

Plan a Thanksgiving to Remember with Priester's Pecans

Thanksgiving is all about feeling at home. That's why homemade food prepared with love and care is such a big part of what brings us together on this special day. At Priester's Pecans, we're dedicated to providing Southern specialties that taste like they just came out of your grandma's kitchen. We make it easy to serve friends, family, and loved ones with delicious treats that remind them just how much they mean to you.

Other traditional pecan desserts include pecan divinity, pecan logs, pecan brittle, chocolate toasted pecan clusters, and more.

On behalf of everyone at Priester's, have a wonderful Thanksgiving!