Our Favorite Pecan Pie Recipes

Sweet, gooey and packed with buttery nuts, few desserts are as decadent as pecan pie. And, whether you bake the good, old-fashioned combination of sugar and pecans into a flaky pie crust, spoon it over cheesecake or layer it with chocolate, it’s always sure to please.

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Pecan Pie

A classic pecan pie with a perfect crust. Pro-tip: to protect the edges of the pie, make sure to cover them with aluminum foil halfway through baking.

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Brownie Pecan Pie

This brownie-filled pie is topped with sweet, syrupy, spiced pecans, giving you the best of both worlds in one scrumptious treat!

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Honey Pecan Pie

Have a sweet tooth? This recipe adds a bit of natural sweetness to the Southern classic before filling the entire pie crust with pecans (instead of just halfway like some other recipes).

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Pecan Pie

This pecan pie has a boozy secret ingredient: whiskey! You'll find it in the simple, 4-ingredient cream sauce that you drizzle over the baked pie.

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Brown-Butter Pecan Pie Cupcakes

These cupcakes were inspired by one of our favorite holiday pies. We toasted the pecans and finely ground them into a flour (replacing some all-purpose flour) to make the cupcakes, and topped them off with a brown-butter frosting you'll want to make again and again (it's perfect on banana bread). Store-bought dulce de leche spooned on top is an easy way to bring on pecan pie's gooeyness.

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Pecan Pie Without Corn Syrup

This pecan pie tastes like the classic Thanksgiving staple, even though it's made without corn syrup. Equal parts brown sugar and maple syrup give the filling a wonderful flavor and all the sweetness you could want.

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The Best Pecan Pie

This pie delivers plenty of classic flavors like brown sugar, vanilla, and toasted nuts. We found that bourbon made a welcome addition; the alcohol bakes off leaving behind irresistible notes of smoke and caramel.

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Pretzel-Pecan Pie

This standout dessert combines a crisp, pretzel crust with a gooey filling, for the ultimate salty-sweet combo.

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Pecan Pie Brownies

A fudgy and decadent chocolate brownie topped with a sweet and crunchy layer of pecan pie is a match made in heaven. To ensure the layers stay distinct when these two classic desserts come together, the brownie is baked first then the nut filling is layered over it and baked again. In the oven, the syrup seeps into the brownies, keeping them moist and rich. Try serving them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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Pecan Pie

Ree’s serves up an amazing slice of pecan pie — but it’s the crust that’s the star of this dessert! It's so light and flaky you’ll never use store-bought again.

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Pecan Pie

This go-to pecan pie recipe is super easy to make and just the right amount of sweet. Serve with a scoop of your favorite ice cream on top.

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Lemon Pecan Slab Pie

Trisha gives this pecan pie a bright, sunny pick-me-up by adding lemon zest and juice along with the rest of the ingredients. The result? A sweet and refreshing treat!

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Pecan Cinnamon Roll Pie

This pie tastes like a homemade cinnamon roll, but it takes a fraction of the time — thanks to premade dough!

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Pecan-Pie Cheesecake

This cheesecake and its gooey pecan topping can be made in advance. Bake the cheesecake, wrap it and refrigerate it for up to two days. Do the same with the caramel sauce and reheat. When it comes to topping the cake, gravity knows best: Mound the sauce in the center, and let it naturally ooze to the edge.

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Pecan Pie

Trisha goes above and beyond when topping her pie. She halves individual pecans and artfully arranges them on top for a beautiful display that will surely wow your family and friends.

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Gluten-Free Pecan Pie

This pecan pie is all the proof you need to know that gulten-free can be just as good! The recipe delivers that classic, flaky piecrust you've come to expect and swaps in maple syrup and coconut sugar for refined sugars, like corn syrup and white sugar.

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Butter Pecan-Toffee Pie

You will DEVOUR this pie! The combination of pecans, toffee bits and butter extract is so rich and decadent it's impossible to resist!

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Mile-High Pecan Pie

The name says it all! This pie is packed with buttery pecans in sweet syrup. It's even topped with an extra layer that gets toasted in the oven during the last few minutes of baking.

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Bourbon and Chocolate Pecan Pie

This is the classic pecan pie you know and love — with the addition of pure, unsweetened chocolate to give the filling even more dimension.

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Sticky-Toffee Pecan-Pumpkin Pie

This over-the-top mashup has all the flavor of three popular desserts in one: pecan pie, sticky toffee pudding and pumpkin pie. It may not look like your average pecan pie but it's sure to be get eaten up just as quickly.

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Pecan Pie

Trisha makes baking easy by using store-bought pastry, chopping the peans in advance and limiting prep time to just 10 minutes!

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Drunken Pecan Pie

Indulge in the rich taste of bourbon, syrup, and chopped pecans — all in one pie.

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Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie

Sorghum syrup is made from the sweet juice of the sorghum plant. It's popular in the South as a sweetener for baked goods. You can find it at natural food stores or specialty online retailers. For this recipe you can substitute a very mild molasses or 2 tablespoons blackstrap molasses mixed with 10 tablespoons light corn syrup if you can't find sorghum.

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Mexican Chocolate Pecan Pie

The disc of Mexican chocolate that Marcela calls for in this recipe is spiced with cinnamon, giving this pie a wonderful flavor — and fragrance.

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