What’s for dessert? How about one of these sweet treats? Check out these recipes for more than 80 different nutty and delicious pecan desserts.
Are you nutty for nuts? Pecans in particular? Then you’re going to love this collection of delicious pecan dessert recipes.
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Nutty & Delicious Pecan Recipes
You’ll find all kinds of treats to satisfy your sweet tooth: pies, cupcakes, muffins, brownies, cookies, fudge, candy and so much more. If pecan pie is your jam, be sure to check out all the variations, as well as the recipes for pecan pie cookies, pecan pie dip, pecan pie bars and cheesecake.
Many of these pecan recipes are prefect for Thanksgiving and Christmas, but there are plenty of everyday sweets, too.
Whether you pronounce it pee-can or pa-cahn, or some other way, I think you’ll agree these pecan recipes take the cake.
Use the table of contents below to jump ahead to a specific dessert category. Or keep scrolling to see the entire pecan recipe collection.
Cakes & Cupcakes
Looking for a dessert that wows? You can’t go wrong with one of these pecan cakes or cupcakes.
Includes recipes for made-from-scratch pecan layer cakes with homemade frosting, pecan coffee cakes and loaves, pecan pound cake and other old-fashioned cakes.
For a twist on a classic recipe, try pecan upside down cake or banana pecan coffee cake with cinnamon swirl.
Craving cupcakes instead? Try a batch of butter pecan cupcakes or cake-mix cupcakes topped with a delicious cookie butter frosting and candied pecans.
Pecan Pie Recipes
A holiday dessert table isn’t complete without pecan pie!
But there’s more than one way to make this dessert classic.
Here, you’ll find recipes for traditional southern pecan pie and bourbon spiked pecan pie, as well as chocolate bourbon pecan pie, aka Derby pie. There are even crustless and sugar-free versions.
Other recipes include no-bake pecan chocolate pie, turtle pie with an Oreo crust, and pumpkin pecan pie.
The button below each photo will take you to that particular recipe.
Pecan candies are popular treats to make. They also make great gifts for family, friends and neighbors at the holidays.
Here you’ll find recipes for chocolate-pecan turtle candy, candied pecans, pecan pralines, chocolate-covered pecans and more.
The “Get the Recipe” button below each photo will take you to the ingredient list and instructions for each recipe.
Pecan Bars & Squares
If you don’t want to go to the trouble of making a pecan pie or cake, dessert bars and squares are a great alternative.
And where it comes to pecan bars, there are lots of different options: chocolate pecan pie bars, pecan shortbread bars, magic bars, pecan cheesecake bars, pecan pie bars, pumpkin-pecan bars, Kentucky Derby pie bars and more.
For more information and instructions on each pecan dessert, use the “Get the Recipe” button below each photo.
Pecan Fudge Recipes
You can’t go wrong by adding pecans to fudge!
Try one of these delicious fudge recipes, including a nutty milk chocolate and white chocolate fudge swirled with caramel and pecan pieces.
Use the “Get the Recipe” button to access full ingredient lists and instructions.
Pecan Brownies & Blondies
You’ll go nuts over these pecan brownie recipes!
You’ll find from-scratch recipes, as well as brownies made from a mix. There are so many different ingredients that pair well with pecans in brownies: bourbon, peanut butter, caramel and butterscotch, for example.
You can even make pecan pie brownies!
Use the button below each photo for the detailed recipe.
Pecan Cheesecake Recipes
If you’ve ever stood at a dessert table trying to decide between two different desserts, you’ll love these pecan cheesecake recipes.
Many are mashups of two different desserts, such as cheesecake and pecan pie; cheesecake and sweet potato pie; and cheesecake and pumpkin pie.
You’ll also find recipes for caramel pecan cheesecake, caramel apple cheesecake and butter pecan cheesecake. Includes no-bake and New York style cheesecake recipes.
Use the “Get the Recipe” buttons below the photos to learn how to make each delicious pecan dessert.
Pecan Breads & Muffins
When you just need a hint of something sweet, try one of these pecan bread or muffin recipes.
Sweet enough to be dessert, they can also double as breakfast or as a snack with coffee or tea.
Use the button below each photo to see the full ingredient list and recipe.
Tarts & Pastries
Bite-sized pecan tarts and pastries are the perfect small dessert after a big meal.
They’re also great with your morning coffee or afternoon tea.
This section includes recipes for pecan tassies, pecan tarts, mini pecan pies, cream puffs and pecan puffs.
Use the button below each photo to be taken to that particular recipe.
Here you’ll find more than a half dozen pecan cookie recipes — everything from pecan sandies to snowball cookies, a favorite at holiday parties and bridal showers.
If you’re looking for something different, try pecan pie cookies, butter pecan cake mix cookies or brown sugar frosted pecan cookies.
Get the recipes using the blue-green button below each photo.
More Pecan Desserts
Looking for something other than standard dessert fare?
Try one of these other delicious pecan dessert recipes, including homemade pecan butter, pecan cookie dough, bread pudding, ice cream, streusel, pecan cake roll or chocolate turtles pecan cookie dip.
There’s even a recipe for a dessert drink — a pecan pie martini.
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