Orange Honey Pecans

These seasoned snacks are perfect nosh during prep time, while movies-watching, plus a bite of banana and a spoonful of yogurt, makes the midnight snack. I keep it on hand for a quick snack, with love is my protein and fiber-rich snack packed with orange and honey.

By Vickypee  I  Updated on April 26, 2024

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Roasted pecans are delightful treat that are not only delicious but also easy to make in the kitchen to look up whole lot of goodness. Roasting nuts is a great way to enhance their natural flavors and add a crunchy texture.

These roasted nuts are crunchy, satisfying in flavor, they’re the perfect snack, and can be use in variety of recipes, topping with salad, yogurt, pie, and cake, or use it to add crunchy for your roasted salad.

Pecans have a rich, buttery taste. It’s my favorite ingredients to toss and top with pretty much any recipe to add not only flavor but also a vibrant swish of crunch. Here are some delightful combinations. I usually serve them, which are just the quick dishes.

With Fruit Salads: Roasted pecans go well with cherries, peaches, and apple, especially green apple, offering a delightful contrast between the nutty and fruity flavor.

Sweet Treats: They complement sweet flavor like chocolate, caramel, and maple syrup. With pudding, cheesecake, ice cream, or custard to enhance dessert flavor.

Savory Spices: Spice such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and fennel add warmth and complexity to the dishes. They’re great to toss them with pecans then sprinkle some on pork chop, steak, grilled seafood, or stir fry for an awesome meal.

Herbs: Pairing pecans with herbs like rosemary or tarragon can bring an aromatic touch to your recipes: salad, tart, and pie.

Try creating pecans combo dish with these flavors to discover your favorite pecans pairings.

Pecan for everything from snacking to baking. Here are storing tips for storing pecans.

Pecan are a type of nut known for their rich, buttery flavor. They are native to North American and are particularly associate with southern United States cuisine, often featured in dished like pecan pie and pralines.

Pecans can be enjoyed raw, toasted, or incorporated into various recipes. They add a delightful crunch and flavor to salad, baked good, and other dishes.

Storing pecans properly is key to maintain their freshness and flavor. Here’re my favorite tips to store shelled pecans for freshness.

  • Keep them Cool: Store your pecans in the refrigerator or freezer. They appreciate cooler areas, which helps preserve their heart-healthy fats and prevents them from going rancid.
  • Airtight conditions: Use airtight containers or resealable bag to limit exposure to air. This helps maintain their delightful shape and taste.
  • Refrigeration: Pecan can stay fresh in the fridge for about 6 month or longer. 
  • Freezing: If you want to store them longer, freezing pecans can extend their shelf life up to 2 years. Just make sure to seal them up before popping them in the freezer. If you’re storing shelled pecan, they can be thawed and refrozen repeatedly without significant loss of quality or flavor. For in-shell pecans, ensure they’re kept in a dry, cool place, and they can last for 6 months to a year. Always use clean, dry, and odor-free container to avoid any transfer of unwanted flavors.

I have also included here, orange-honey pecans recipe that great to serve for entertaining.

Measure raw pecans and honey then prepare orange peel.
 Prep Ingredients

Heat the oven to 350 °F. Measure 2 cups pecans, 3 tablespoons honey, zest 2 tablespoon orange peel.

Stir syrup and transfer the nuts to the bowl.
 Dress Pecans

Stir together honey, orange zest, transfer the nuts to bowl with syrup mixture and toss to combine.

Spread the nuts mixture on a single layer on a baking sheet.
 Roast Nuts

Spread the seasoned nuts on single layer on a parchment-line baking sheet and roast until fragrant, about 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, to even roasting. Remove nut from oven and let it cool completely on a wire rack, and store in an airtight container.


Orange Honey Pecans

Makes 2 Cups


  • 2 cups pecans
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons orange zest


  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together honey, orange zest.
  3. Add 2 cups pecans, stir to combine.
  4. Spread the seasoned nuts in a single layer on a parchment-line 15x10x1 inch baking pan.
  5. Bake until fragrant, or the pecans are a couple of shades darker, about 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, to ensure even roasting.
  6. Cool completely on a wire rack. And store in an airtight container at room temperature for 3 days or in refrigerator up to 1 week.


  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper for even toasting and easy cleanup.
  • Be sure to check them frequently to prevent burning.
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