Staff Picks

Classic Cranberry Salad Recipe

This crunchy cranberry salad is a riff on the traditional Thanksgiving staple.

Best Pecan Pie Recipe

Rating: 5 stars
This pecan pie is one of our favorites.

Spiced Pecan Pie Bars Recipe

Rating: 4.5 stars
Two pantry staples give the traditional pecan pie filling an unexpected and flavorful twist.

Pecan Pie Bars

Rating: 5 stars
Pecan pie squares are an easier alternative to the traditional pecan pie while still offering plenty of flavor.

Fudgy Flourless Chocolate-Pecan Cookies Recipe

Rating: 4 stars
You'll never believe that these cookies are made without a speck of flour.

Fresh Apple Cake Recipe

Rating: 4 stars
It isn't hard to understand why this recipe is a top-rated reader favorite dessert.

Chocolate-Bourbon Pecan Pie Recipe

Rating: 5 stars
This Thanksgiving, give your classic pecan pie a chocolate-bourbon flavor upgrade.

Pecan Pie Recipe

This pecan pie recipe is a true classic: simple, reliable, and darn good.

Pecan Pie Cake with Browned Butter Frosting

Rating: 5 stars
For those who have a hard time choosing between a frosted layer cake and a pecan pie, this dessert has your name on it.

Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies

This 4-ingredient cookie dough recipe is a must-have for those moments when a quick dessert is needed on hand.

Hummingbird Bundt Cake Recipe

Rating: 5 stars
The Bundt cake version of this classic Southern layer cake doesn't skimp on any of the key ingredients – including a Cream Cheese Glaze.

Double-Decker Pecan Cheesecake Pie Recipe

Rating: 3.5 stars
This decadent layered pie is our new favorite holiday dessert.

Inspiration and Ideas

60 Sweet and Festive Pecan Desserts
The smell of roasting butter pecans is the signature scent of Southern holidays.

German Chocolate-Pecan Pie Recipe

Surprisingly, pecan pie is a relative latecomer to the Southern table. Recipes for milk-custard-based pecan pies can be found as early as 1886, but it wasn't until the 1930s when promotional recipes for a syrup-based pecan pie appeared on the labels of Karo syrup bottles that its popularity soared. Twenty years later, Marion Brown's landmark Southern cookbook proclaimed it "the South's most popular pie." Our latest twist? A stellar riff on the flavors of German chocolate cake, for which the Lone Star State also claims bragging rights.