Trisha Yearwood’s Sugared Pecans Are a Simple Holiday Appetizer — ‘This Is Super Easy to Make’

Sweet and salty lovers rejoice because Trisha Yearwood’s sugared pecans all that and more. Put the celebrity chef’s recipe on any holiday cocktail party menu for a simple and easy-to-make treat. 

Trisha Yearwood’s sugared pecans recipe comes from her brother-in-law

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Yearwood’s sugared pecans are a family recipe. As the Grammy winner explained on her Food Network show, Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, she got the recipe from one of her husband Garth Brooks’ siblings. 

“My brother-in-law, Jerry, used to bring these to me all the time,” Yearwood said as she whipped up a batch. “He made them and he gave me the recipe.” Hence why Yearwood’s sugared pecans recipe is appropriately called Jerry’s Sugared Pecans. 

The country music star continued, saying Jerry inspired her to start doing the same thing: “That’s why if I make something for somebody I like to give them the recipe. Then they can make it themselves if they really like it.”

Trisha Yearwood says not to panic if Jerry’s Sugared Pecans don’t look right

According to Yearwood, the sugared pecans are “super easy to make.” They turn out “really crispy and crunchy” with hints of sugar and cinnamon. The ease of the recipe aside, remember what she has to say about the pecans coming out of the oven.

Basically, don’t worry if Yearwood’s sugared pecans look like something went wrong in the oven. According to her, the same thing happened the first time she made Jerry’s Sugared Pecans. “The first time I took them out of the oven they looked kind of wet and gooey and I thought maybe I had done something wrong,” she recalled on Trisha’s Southern Kitchen

The 57-year-old continued, reassuring viewers they’re going to turn out fine: “So if you’re doing this at home know that they’re going to look that way when you first take them out of the oven. But then they’re going to crisp right up.”

So remember what she said before throwing out a perfectly good tray of Jerry’s Sugared Pecans because they don’t look right. 

The Food Network star’s recipe for sugared pecans averages 5 stars

Hoda Kotb, Trisha Yearwood, and Kathie Lee Gifford wear red on 'Today' Season 62
Hoda Kotb, Trisha Yearwood, and Kathie Lee Gifford | Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire

At the time of writing, Yearwood’s sugared pecans are a hit on Food Network’s website. The recipe averages five stars and has been reviewed more than 125 times. Some say this is the only sugared pecans recipe they’ll ever need. Others love how easy and delicious they are.

Described as everything from “the best” to “seriously delicious,” Yearwood’s sugared pecans are a versatile treat come the holiday season. One reviewer noted how they put them in salads or give them as gifts in a glass jar.

And, although there are many sugared pecan recipes out there, none compare to this one. That is, according to reviewers. “I have several versions of this recipe and this one gets an A+,” one wrote while another echoed the same thing, saying, “This is the recipe I’ve been looking for! Search no more … Perfect every time!”

Not a big fan of pecans? Yearwood’s sugared pecans changed that for one reviewer. “This recipe is wonderful! I just finished making my second batch of these pecans. I’m not that big on pecans so I was surprised how much I liked these.”

Another suggested an alternate name: “These should be called Pecans from Heaven – because I want these on my death bed.” 

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