As a native nut to North America, pecans have a special place in American cuisine — ahem, Thanksgiving pie. But pecans are good for a lot more than just pie. They’re an integral part of Southern cuisine, and candied pecans are a big in New Orleans. But even outside of the South, pecans an important part of making everything delicious — that’s why they’re so expensive. When you do decide to indulge in this pricey nut, you’ll be rewarded tenfold with some of the best food you’ve ever made. We have just the recipes to make sure that happens. From cupcakes to sticky buns to pasta. And of course, pie. Whether you say pee-can or peh-kahn, we’re pronouncing these pecan recipes as some of the best we’ve ever tasted!