Maple Glazed Pecans can be a delicious sweet treat, a toasted crunchy topping for ice cream or a lovely edible decoration for your Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Pie.

A grey bowl of glazed pecans with a sweet potato pie

Fall (autumn) and winter is a popular time for pecans. In both sweet and savory dishes. I love them sprinkled over Roasted Butternut Squash, Baked Pears and most popularly for making Pecan Pie and also my Maple Sweet Potato Pie (picture below).

A maple sweet potato pie topped with glazed pecans

How can I describe these maple glazed pecans?  (Hold on, let me eat another one). They are extra nutty because they are toasted before glazing, a little sticky and just really good with a hint of a salty, maple sweetness.

Maple pecans best made in a pan

Made on the stovetop in a non-stick pan rather than the oven. Pecan halves are toasted and browned in a dry pan, coated in maple syrup and allowed to cool. So easy to make, they are delicious in salads, topping an ice cream sundae, cheesecake or pretty much any dessert really.

Raw or roasted pecans?

You can use already roasted pecans, just keep an eye on them in the pan so they don’t burn.

Maple glazed pecans in a silver bowl

I am of the firm belief that the quality of the ingredients make a dish even better. This statement could not be more fitting than when it comes to maple syrup. Good maple syrup should be not too sweet and taste wonderfully maple-y. It should also be 100% maple and not maple flavored syrup.

I always buy the best I can find without spending almost $20 for a bottle.

Maple glazed pecans from overhead
Are pecans better than walnuts?

Both are delicious nuts and this method would also be delicious using walnuts, but for my personal taste, I do prefer the flavor of pecans.

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Yield: 8

How to Make Maple Glazed Pecans

A closeup of pecan halves glazed with maple syrup

Toasted pecans are coated in maple syrup and allowed to cool. So easy to make, they are delicious in salads, topping an ice cream sundae or pretty much any dessert 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes


  • 2 cups raw pecan halves * see note
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • ⅛teaspoon salt


  1. To a large non-stick skillet over medium low heat, add the pecans. Toast the pecans, tossing every 2 minutes until they are brown and toasted. Add the maple syrup and salt and mix well to coat.
  2. Transfer the pecans to a parchment lined baking sheet. Separate so they will not stick together and allow to cool.


You can use roasted pecans, just careful they don't burn in the pan.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 312Total Fat 37gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 32gCholesterol 0mgSodium 66mgCarbohydrates 21gFiber 5gSugar 14gProtein 5g

This nutrition calculation is provided by Nutronix that is only a guideline and not intended for any particular diet.

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A closeup of Bourbon Pecan Pie showing the browned crust and pecan topping