slice of pecan pie cheesecake on a green plate

Pecan Pie Cheesecake Topping

These buttery, maple and brown sugar glazed pecans taste like traditional southern pralines, but they're much easier to make. They're great for snacking or as a topping for cheesecake.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 221 kcal


  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • 2 TBS butter
  • 2 TBS brown sugar
  • 2 TBS maple syrup


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Melt butter over medium heat in a large, non-stick skillet.
  3. When the butter has melted, add the brown sugar and maple syrup, until it starts to bubble. Stir constantly.
  4. Add pecans, and toss to coat. Cook for 2 to 3 more minutes, then pour them onto the parchment lined baking sheet.
  5. Cook in oven for about 6 minutes, then remove and allow to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
Pecan Pie Cheesecake Topping
Amount Per Serving
Calories 221 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 26mg1%
Potassium 112mg3%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 105IU2%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.