The edible pecan nut of the hickory tree is sweet and rich and packed with anti-oxidants making it a healthy and interesting cooking ingredient in a number of pecan recipes.
Hailing from America the nut is a favourite of traditional sweet dishes like pecan pie but it's equally good used in savoury cooking.
Here are some pecan recipes that will cover both sweet and savoury cooking from the old fashioned favourite pecan pie to sweet potato bake and pecan nuts.
If you love pecan pie but want to cut out the gluten try this option substituting in almond flour with ground pecans instead. Garnish the top with whole pecans for the full effect.
Italian food blogger Chiara Maci shares this simple recipe for five ingredient cookies that take 15 minutes to bake meanining it won't be long till you're enjoying those crunchy pecans on top.
This super simple decadent side dish marries together that favourite combination of sweet potato, maple syrup and pecan with a splash of orange juice and lashings of butter.
It doesnt' have to be Christmas to enjoy these simple cupcakes topped off with clementines and pecans.
Heston Blumenthal puts a twist on the classic American favourite. A simple dough is topped off with a dreamy caramel sauce and chopped pecans for the final touch.