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Add flavor to salads, bakery, entrees and more with these nut recipes, including pecan recipes, walnut recipes, almond recipes, hazelnut recipes, pistachio recipes, peanut recipes, cashew recipes and more.

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Chunky tart cherries, coconut, pecans and pineapple give substance to this lightly sweet make-ahead salad. With it's pastel color and fluffy look, it's perfect for a baby shower. -Joyce Leach, Armstrong, Iowa
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70 Sweet & Savory Pecan Recipes

70 Sweet & Savory Pecan Recipes

70 Sweet & Savory Pecan Recipes

Love pecans? We do, too! Eat 'em all the time with these recipes for 5-star breads, pies and even dinners!

Overnight Fruit Salad

Overnight Fruit Salad

Overnight Fruit Salad

I first tasted this rich fruit salad at my wedding reception almost 40 years ago. The ladies who did the cooking wouldn't share the recipe at the time, but I eventually got it. I've made it for many meals, and our daughters copied the recipe when they married. —Eileen Duffeck, Lena, Wisconsin

Mexican Wedding Cakes

Mexican Wedding Cakes

Mexican Wedding Cakes

As part of a Mexican tradition, I tucked these tender cookies into small gift boxes for the guests at my sister's wedding a few years ago. Most folks gobbled them up before they ever got home! —Sarita Johnston, San Antonio, Texas
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Ranch Snack Mix

Ranch Snack Mix

Ranch Snack Mix

This is wonderful fast-to-fix munchie. The recipe makes tons and doesn't involve any cooking. It's a cinch to package in individual snack bags, keeps its crunch and is a savory alternative to the cakes and pies usually offered at bake sales. —Linda Murphy, Pulaski, Wisconsin

Four-Layer Chocolate Dessert

Four-Layer Chocolate Dessert

Four-Layer Chocolate Dessert

With creamy layers in a big 13x9-in. pan, this simple dessert is tailor-made for a buffet table. I like to add a sprinkling of toasted slivered almonds on top for the finishing touch. —Linda Knoll, Jackson, MI

Buttermilk Banana Cake

Buttermilk Banana Cake

Buttermilk Banana Cake

Meet the Cook: When I was a girl, this was my family's favorite Sunday cake. Since I'm "nuts" about nuts, I added the pecans. It became our youngsters' favorite as well. My husband and I have four grown children and seven grandchildren. -Arlene Grenz, Linton, North Dakota

Cherry Almond Mousse Pie

Cherry Almond Mousse Pie

Cherry Almond Mousse Pie

Treat your loved ones to a luscious pie with chocolate, cherries and nuts in a creamy vanilla mousse. It's a sweet yet refreshing dessert. —Dorothy Pritchett, Wills Point, Texas

Caramel-Pecan Cheesecake Pie

Caramel-Pecan Cheesecake Pie

Caramel-Pecan Cheesecake Pie

In fall or any time of year, this nutty, rich and delicious pecan pie recipe is one I am proud to serve. While it seems very special, this caramel pecan cheesecake is a snap to make. —Becky Ruff, Monona, Iowa

Peanut Butter Syrup

Peanut Butter Syrup

Peanut Butter Syrup

"This is the perfect topping for pancakes," declares Janice Nightingale of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It's thick, peanutty and can be zapped in the microwave.

Almond Chip Scones

Almond Chip Scones

Almond Chip Scones

For bridal showers or other special occasions, I often triple the recipe for these moist scones. You can try blueberries instead of chocolate chips and almonds. Or cut the dough into strips like biscotti, bake them and dip them into coffee.

Thai Chicken Pizza

Thai Chicken Pizza

Thai Chicken Pizza

“I came up with this recipe after trying a similar appetizer pizza at a restaurant,” says Cheryl Taylor of Ortonville, Michigan. “It’s a great way to use up leftover grilled or baked chicken. And it’s a breeze to vary based on everyone’s tastes.”

Creamy Tropical Fruit Salad

Creamy Tropical Fruit Salad

Creamy Tropical Fruit Salad

Teri Lindquist of Gurnee, Illinois says: “I needed a speedy salad for a luncheon recently, used what I had available and everyone loved it! Light, fluffy and full of fruit, this salad could double as a healthy dessert. You can also tuck it into the kids’ lunchboxes for a fun school-day treat.”

Baked Cranberry Pecan Sauce

Baked Cranberry Pecan Sauce

Baked Cranberry Pecan Sauce

Kathy Olsen of Provincetown, Massachusetts says, “We live in cranberry country and are always looking for good recipes to use them. This dish is perfect for Thanksgiving Day.”

Contest-Winning German Chocolate Pie

Contest-Winning German Chocolate Pie

Contest-Winning German Chocolate Pie

Thanksgiving dinner at our house includes an average of 25 guests and a dozen different pies. This one has all the luscious flavor of German chocolate cake. A friend who tried it told me he wanted it to be his birthday pie from now on.—Debbie Clay, Farmington, New Mexico
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