Love Your Basil: Thai Basil Honey Cornbread Dressing with Deviled Pecans

| 11/15/2010 9:23:11 AM

R.WerstRamona Werst has a love for growing and cooking with basil. Currently, she has more than 30 varieties in her collection and she is adding to it all the time. She creates basil-infused recipes and would love to teach you how to Love Your Basil! Visit her blog ( to download her free e-book, Love Your Basil.

Each Thanksgiving I come up with recipes using a theme. Last year, I made all my recipes using different pecan-roasting flavors and different varieties of fresh basils. My Thai Basil Honey Cornbread Dressing with Deviled Pecans was a family favorite. So this year I am sharing the recipe and I hope your family enjoys the sweet flavor of this special dressing.

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My special Thanksgiving dressing recipe is so delicious!
Photo by David Werst

Thai Basil Honey Cornbread Dressing with Deviled Pecans
To see detailed, how-to videos for this recipe, visit Love Your Basil.


• 3 cups pecan halves
• 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
• 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
• 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
• 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
• 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
• 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
• 1 tablespoon ancho chile powder
• 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
• 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
• 1/2 cup turbinado sugar
• 2 egg whites beaten to soft peaks

1. Take the pecan halves and put them in a large bowl. Add smoked paprika, salt, ground cumin, cayenne pepper, garlic powder and onion powder to the pecans.

2. Now add ground ancho chili powder, Tabasco sauce, Worcestershire sauce, turbinado sugar and beaten egg whites. Mix until the pecans are coated.