The Great Pecan Debate conducted a survey on how people pronounce pecan and shared some delicious holiday recipes that include them! Check it out!
Pecan. This is one of those words that sparks quite the debate on its true pronunciation. Some people pronounce it one way, and some pronounce it another way. No matter how you pronounce it, I think we can all agree that pecans are delicious, and one of the most delicious ways to eat them is in some super sweet pecan pie (perfect for the upcoming holiday).
Recently, The Great Pecan Debate conducted a survey in which people had to choose how they pronounce the word ‘pecan’. The choices were either ‘puh-CON’ or ‘PEA-can’.
The voting was extended to November 12, and within this past week, the final results came in and were counted. Here’s what they had to say with a total of 360, 694 votes:
- ‘puh-CON’ came in first place with a total of 66% of the votes
- ‘PEA-can’ came in second place with a total of 34% of the votes
Now, I’ll be honest, I’m in the minority of the survey-takers here. I’m a proud ‘PEA-can-er’!
This recent pecan pronunciation survey sparked some interest in some recipes that use pecans, which are perfect for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday!
Okay, y’all, so I think we can all agree that pecan pie is super delicious, but just in case the nutty pie isn’t one of your favorites, but you’re still a fan of pecans and looking to incorporate some into more recipes, check out 8 of our favorites from The American Pecans Holiday Recipe Hub!
1. Pecan Spinach & Artichoke Dip
This is the perfect and fun little elevation to a cult-classic and favorite dip among many. Think traditional spinach/artichoke dips are too one-noted and not enough textural differences? Try adding some crumbled up pecans to the top!
2. Mac & Cheese w/ Pecan Crumble
This is a super fun spin on a classic dish! Love a good crunchy topping to your mac, but don’t have any breadcrumbs in your pantry? Try adding some pecans mixed with cheddar cheese for a creamy, crunchy, mac that everyone is sure to be drooling over and begging for even more!
3. Baked Brie w/ Pecans & Cranberry Orange Chutney
Not sure how to elevate a delicious and creamy cheese at your next holiday party? Try toasting up and seasoning your favorite nuts (pecan) and add them to the top. Pecans mixed with cranberries and oranges is sure to make it so that you and your guests are loving this super delish appetizer!
4. No-Bake Pumpkin Pecan Pie Bites
Don’t wanna make a whole pie in fear of wasting it? Does everyone in your family want their own dessert and hate sharing? Look no further, because this classic Fall and Thanksgiving holiday dessert will now be bite-sized and somewhat guilt free just based on its size alone! Good, right?
5. Pecan–Stuffed Dates
Want a recipe for an appetizer that is less than three ingredients, make it three to be exact? Take this super delicious and somewhat healthy app that only includes your favorite blue cheese, your favorite dates, and of course, pecans! These are also perfect for any vegetarians/veggie lovers too!
6. Pecan Roasted Beet Dip w/ Sage
Beets just make everything better for their taste and color alone. Looking for an elevated dip to serve at your next holiday party/gathering? Try this vegan and gluten-free beet dip. It’s made with pecans, as well as sage, that makes it perfect and warm on the inside, great with toast points!
7. Pecan-Crusted Chicken Tenders
Having a smaller Thanksgiving gathering this year? Is it just you and the kids? Try making and serving up this variation of a kid (and adult)’s favorite food of chicken tenders. Simply, these are made and breaded with pecans! It’s recommended to be served with some ranch dip as well!
8. Pecan Pie Baked Oatmeal
Looking for a way to use up the last of your holiday pecans and oats packets? Try this delicious baked oatmeal that just screams “warm and cozy”, especially on a cold Fall/Winter morning! It’s the perfect vegetarian and fiber/protein-filled breakfast! The most perfect way to start your days!
What’s your favorite pecan-filled recipe? How do you pronounce ‘pecan’? Be sure to let us know down in the comments below for some fun-filled debates! Let’s discuss.