Pecan Sales - A Smith Tradition

Please Note: The Smith College Club of NYC will be selling pecans again this fall. However, due to recent hurricane activity, the prices will increase. We will announce the new price schedule shortly. 

Selling fresh pecans has been a New York Smith Club tradition for more than 25 years. A few years ago we introduced chocolate-covered pecans, a truly addictive treat, to our selection. Once again we are offering our updated pecan cookbook "More Cooking with Pecans" with many new ideas for serving pecans. Whichever way you buy them, each pack contains one pound of regular mammoth pecan halves or 12 ounces of the chocolate-covered pecans. Buy in bulk to share with your friends and co-workers, or even to present as hostess gifts.

Dorothy Guth '50 initiated the pecan sales after noting their popularity at Smith Clubs around the country. She contacted Craig Claiborne, then food editor of the "New York Times". He wrote an article on the Smith pecans titled "9 Tons of Pecans for a Cause" and a tradition began.

THREE easy ways to order:

  • on the web, with Credit Card:
  • by e-mail:
  • by phone and check: Ann Hilliard (212) 369-6940

***No shipping available for single pack orders (or orders for less than 6 of a single kind). Single packs can be picked up from an upper East side Manhattan address which will be supplied after ordering. Call Ann Hilliard (212) 369-6940 for details.***

International demand remains strong. The Smith Club continues to offer the three most popular kinds of pecans - Halves, Milk-chocolate and Dark-chocolate - and prices are unchanged again this year. The other "fancy" varieties (Cinnamon, Glazed and Clusters) are available by special request. 

These pecans make a wonderful treat for your family and friends – and, as always, the net proceeds go to the Smith Scholarship Fund!

Orders take up to four weeks for delivery, so you must order in advance to have pecans in time for holiday giving.

A Favorite Pecan Recipe from Ann Hilliard: 

Cocktail Spiced Pecans

(Page 24 of "More Cooking With Pecans")



6 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 clove garlic, minced (optional)
1 pound shelled PECAN halves



Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Melt butter. Add Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco sauce, and garlic. Heat briefly. Scatter pecans in one layer on a jelly-roll pan and spoon butter sauce over them. Place in the oven and bake for 20 to 30 minutes, shaking the pan and stirring the pecans often. Serve hot or cold. 

These can be stored in an air-tight container. A pretty tin box filled with these pecans makes a nice holiday or hostess gift.