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Winning Recipes | 2013 Royalty Pecans® Recipe Challenge

Thank you to everyone who entered our 2013 Royalty Pecans® Recipe Challenge! We challenged you to “think outside the pie” and send us recipes that feature pecans in a creative way. We’re happy to see that you rose to the challenge.

We received so many interesting and delicious recipes this year. It wasn’t easy to pick the winners. We’ll post all our favorite recipes on the blog as time goes by, but first, we want to share the top three winning recipes:

Best Appetizer or Entree

Crispy Pecan Stuffed Chicken

from Karen in California

This recipe features our savory Take Thyme flavored pecans, which are roasted and marinated in Mediterranean-style herbs. This crispy, breaded and stuffed chicken makes a great entree.

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Healthiest Recipe

Royalty Pecan & Kale Couscous

from Michelle in Minnesota

Serve this light and flavorful salad with your favorite protein for a healthy meal. Instead of natural pecans, you could also try it with our roasted Cranberry Crunch pecans.

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Special Ingredient Challenge

Savory Tex Mix Pecan Cakes

from Candy in Hawaii

These tasty pecan cakes are great as a side item or appetizer. The recipe features three of our signature ingredients: Tex Mix flavored pecans, Natural Premium Pieces, and Black Bean Salsa.

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