On November 2, 1985, the Cajun Pecan House opened its doors with a simple mission: sell shelled pecans and homemade pralines made the old-fashioned way. The original owners and the store’s first employee Mrs. Sandra Cheramie (who is still with us today) noticed a need for a store that made candies unique to our area and began to add different delectable delights to the store’s inventory.
We made and sold our first King Cake in 1987 with the original intention of giving our staff more time to work after the holidays. Now, we have over 30 variations of the famous Mardi Gras treat and ship over 500 of them annually. In March 1989, Ms. Sandra and our kitchen staff began to experiment on a new variation of a Christmas classic, Fruitcake. They worked tirelessly for months to find a recipe that captured the essence of the classic dessert and give it an unforgettable taste until they got it right. And got it right they did! We still use that 1989 recipe today.
Today, the Cajun Pecan House sells 23 different candies, Pecan Pies, Praline Apple Pies, pastries, decorated birthday cakes, cakes and four variations of our flavored pecans. We’ve also added a Florist to fully cater to all of your gift and occasional needs.