60 Sweet and Festive Pecan Desserts
Impress at the Dinner Party With These Scrumptious Pecan Desserts
Butter Pecan Layer Cake with Browned Butter Frosting
Switch up your holiday cake rotation with this dreamy three-layer cake. A tip from the test kitchen: When browning the butter for the frosting, pour the butter into a bowl as soon as it turns golden brown, or it will continue to cook and get too dark.
Spiced Pecan Pie Bars
Recipe: Spiced Pecan Pie Bars
If you’re preparing Thanksgiving for a crowd, swap out the Pecan Pie for these portable, pre-portioned Pecan Pie Bars.
Pecan Snowball Cookies
Recipe: Pecan Snowball Cookies
Rolled in powdered sugar, these Pecan Snowball Cookies look like they've been coated with a fresh dusting of snow.
Recipe: Pecan Pralines
Make a batch of these indulgent candies and they’ll have disappeared by the end of the weekend.
Recipe: Pecan Tassies
A cross between a cookie and a slice of pecan pie, these cute-as-a-button tassies will be the star of the holiday cookie swap.
Mini Pecan Pies
Recipe: Mini Pecan Pies
The spirit of Thanksgiving distilled into tiny bite-sized pie crusts.
Cranberry-Apple Pie with Pecan Shortbread Crust
This Apple Cranberry pie is so fresh and versatile, we’re cooking it all fall long.
Chocolate-Caramel Cookie Cups
Recipe: Chocolate-Caramel Cookie Cups
These precious cookie cups are the best bite-sized dessert for your party spread.
Recipe: Oxbow Bakery Pecan Pie
You can’t go wrong with the classics. If you really want to impress at Thanksgiving this year, bring this perfect pecan pie.
Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Recipe: Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Brown butter and pecans add new dimension to the classic chocolate chip cookie in this indulgent recipe.
Kentucky Bourbon Pie
Recipe: Kentucky Bourbon Pie
Make Derby day every day with this decadent pie that combines chocolate, bourbon, and pecans.
Carrot Cake Cheesecake
Recipe: Carrot Cake Cheesecake
A base layer of carrot cake meets a fluffy stripe of cheesecake topping in this best-of-both-worlds dessert.
Utterly Deadly Southern Pecan Pie
Once you’ve made a pecan pie in a cast-iron skillet, you may never go back to a pie plate. Simply press a refrigerated pie crust into the skillet, sprinkle with sugar, top with the pecan mixture, and bake. Serving it in the skillet is also easy and makes the dish even more Southern.
Bourbon Chocolate Truffles
Recipe: Bourbon Chocolate Truffles
Roll these chocolate truffles in crushed pecans and gift them to your neighbors, your friends, or just about anyone!
Tropical Carrot Cake
Recipe: Tropical Carrot Cake
Warm spices like cardamom, cinnamon, and ginger combine with pineapple and coconut in this Hummingbird-carrot cake fusion.
Coconut Pound Cake
Recipe: Coconut Pound Cake
Use a ridged Bundt pan to achieve the gorgeous shape of this unique pound cake.
Recipe: Millionaire Pie
This pink pie will be the belle of the ball at your next potluck.
Mini Bananas Foster Sticky Buns
Recipe: Mini Bananas Foster Sticky Buns
These sticky buns may technically be breakfast, but they’re so divine, we’ll eat these for dessert, too.
Banana Nut Shortcake
Recipe: Banana Nut Shortcake
Toasting the pecans brings out their earthy sweetness, complementing the light whipped cream and banana toppings.
Buttery Toasted Pecans
Recipe: Buttery Toasted Pecans
Once you taste these simple pecans, you’ll want to keep a bowl of these nuts on your countertop at all times.
Overnight Eggnog-French Toast Casserole
This extravagant French toast bake will feed a crowd—it’s perfect for holiday mornings or family brunches.
Recipe: Seven-Layer Cookies
Graham crackers, coconut, pecans, chocolate, and butterscotch all mingle together in these decadent vintage cookies.
Recipe: Hummingbird Pancakes
A twist on the beloved hummingbird cake that we can pass off as breakfast? Count us in.
Coconut Dream Bar
Recipe: Coconut Dream Bar
Pecans form the crust for this dreamy tropical bar that can be eaten on-the-go.
Tenntucky Blackberry Cobbler Sundaes
It’s creamy, it’s crunchy, and it’s absolutely decadent. This sundae hits all the right notes.
Pecan Pancakes with Caramel Apple Topping
This sheet pan pancake is the best way to feed a hungry holiday morning crowd.
Slow-Cooker Cinnamon Roll Casserole
Recipe: Slow-Cooker Cinnamon Roll Casserole
Once you’ve put pecans in your cinnamon rolls, you’ll never go back to the plain kind.
Recipe: Buttermilk-Pecan Pralines
Buttermilk adds a creamy, smooth shine to these classic Southern candies.
Recipe: Fruitcake Bark
Tired fruitcake is completely transformed in this utterly snackable (and giftable!) chocolate bark.
Coconut-Butter Pecan Sheet Cake
Recipe: Coconut-Butter Pecan Sheet Cake
Sheet cake is our favorite way to serve dessert to a crowd—and if there are leftovers, we bet you can find some way to make them disappear.