Maple Glazed Pecans can be a delicious sweet treat, a toasted crunchy topping for ice cream or to decorate your holiday dessert.

Maple Glazed Pecans in a silver bowl with a sweet potato pie

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.

Made on the stovetop, 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.

Pecans are perfect for topping desserts like sweet potato pie

For something a little different, these pecans would be delicious topping for my Bourbon Pecan Pie. I like to use them in both savory and sweet dishes, like Roasted Butternut Squash with Maple Pecans and my newest creation, Maple Sweet Potato Pie Recipe(picture below).

Scroll down for pictures and recipes links at the bottom of this page.

A maple sweet potato pie topped with pastry maple leaves and candied pecans


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.


An overhead image of the sweet pecans

Is pecan better than walnut?

Both are heart friendly nuts and this method would also be delicious using walnuts. Pecans are a good source of vitamin E and walnuts are higher in Omega 3’s.


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Roasted Butternut Squash with Maple Pecans

Yield: 8

How to Make Maple Glazed Pecans

A guide of how to make maple glazed pecans

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 (256 grams) pecan halves
  • 1/4 cup (34 grams) pure maple syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon 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.

Nutrition Information



Amount Per Serving Calories 198Saturated Fat 1gSodium 37mgCarbohydrates 10gProtein 2g

Bourbon Pecan Pie

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