19 Of My Favorite Pecan Pie Recipes And Desserts


Pecan Pie is an absolute must during the holidays! It is a culinary tradition that is expected on the table in many homes across the country. Some of the best homemade pecan pie recipes are those that have been handed down from the previous generations. However, if your great aunt is keeping her recipe a secret, I’ve got you covered with these 19 delicious pecan pie recipes!

The smell of melted butter, brown sugar, and flaky pie crust baking is an official notice to save some room for dessert. If this is your first time baking this holiday tradition, the good news is that it is actually quite simple to make it. If you’ve made this pie every year, and you are looking for something new or a healthier version, you might just find your next tradition with one of these pecan pie varieties!


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There are so many varieties of Pecan Pie including Chocolate Pecan Pie, Salted Maple Pecan Pie, Cranberry Pecan pie, Bourbon Pecan Pie, Pecan Brownie Pie, Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan Pie, Island Pecan Pie just to name a few. You can also make healthier options including some sugar-free and keto-friendly pecan pie recipes. Besides a pie, you can get the holiday favorite flaor in a  cobbler, tarts, cake, and muffins.

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Did you know that you can cook a pecan pie cheesecake in the Instant Pot? You’ll find all of these great recipes below including many more ways to create a delicious twist on the traditional pecan pie recipe!

Low Sugar Pecan Pie

19. Low Sugar Pecan Pie

A less sweet version of the classic pecan pie that’s also gluten-free. This pie recipe actually has about 1/3 of the normal amount of sugar in the traditional recipe. Claire substitutes a rice syrup for the usual dark corn syrup and uses a sugar-free vanilla extract. She also includes notes for a gluten-free pie making this a great pecan recipe for those who need some substitutions. Click here for the recipe –> Lower Sugar Pecan Pie

If you are looking for more low-sugar desserts make sure you check out these recipes. You’ll find a fluffy angel food cake, a delicious fruit sorbet, a strawberry cheesecake, and homemade ice pops that your kids will never no are sugar-free! Click her for the recipes –> 15 Waist-Friendly Sugar-Free Desserts

Cheesecake Pecan Pie
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18. Cheesecake Pecan Pie

An amazing combination of flavors whipped up into easy to grab bars. These cheesecake pecan pie bars won’t disappoint your holiday crowd and you won’t have to bake the pie. They can even be made with different nuts. Click here for the recipe –> Cheesecake Pecan Pie Bars

Tip: Make sure you let these bars cool completely before cutting.

Island Pecan Pie

17. Island Pecan Pie

An exotic version of pecan pie that will impress your guests. This pie recipe uses chopped pecans instead of the pecans halved. You can still taste the melted butter, but the surprise ingredients are pineapple and coconut. You might want a deep dish as you can see how high this pie stacks up with all of its sweet goodness! I think this pecan pie recipe is worthy of a warm summer evening and not just reserved for a holiday. Click here for the recipe –>: Island Pecan Pie With Coconut and Pineapples

Pumpkin Pecan Pie Tart

16. Pumpkin Pecan Pie Tart

All the warm fall flavors in a delicious pecan tart topped with maple syrup whipped cream. This sweet dish cooks up fairly quickly and without too many extra ingredients. The addition of maple syrup and vanilla extract to the whipped cream is a taste that you will not forget. Click here for the recipe –> Pumpkin Pecan Tart

All you need for the filling:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup (50 gm) sugar
  • ¼ cup (50 gm) brown sugar
  • 10 ounces pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice

Instant Pot Pecan Pie

15. Instant Pot Pecan Pie

No pie dish needed for this delicious pecan pie cheesecake made in the instant pot. You can cook this low carb and keto-friendly cheesecake easily in your instant pot for around 30 minutes–instead of the normal two hours that it would take to bake the pie. With some sugar substitutions and a Yacon syrup mixture, you still get a creamy, fall-flavored dessert. Click here for the recipe –> Instant Pot Pecan Pie Cheesecake

Chocolate Pecan Pie

14. Chocolate Pecan Pie

You can’t go wrong with adding chocolate to your homemade pecan pie recipe and lots of chocolate makes this decadent and gooey pie to die for. If you’re bringing this homemade pecan pie to a potluck or other event, be sure to print recipe and make copies.  You’ll need it! {knuckle bump} Click here for the recipe –>: Chocolate Pecan Pie

What you’ll need for the filling:
  •  pecans halved
  •  unsalted butter, melted
  •  chopped bittersweet chocolate
  •  brown or granulated sugar
  •  light corn syrup
  •  eggs
  •  bourbon, optional
  •  vanilla extract
  •  salt

Because I just love chocolate pecan pie so much, I wanted to share another favorite recipe with you that has four beautiful layers and a hint of cinnamon. You’ll want to add this one to your holiday baking list! Click here for the recipe –> Chocolate Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie Layer Cake

13. Pecan Pie Layer Cake

An impressive recipe that turns the classic pecan pie into a moist and delicious layer cake. This cake has a homemade pecan pie filling, cinnamon frosting, and a butter vanilla taste that will be a stunning centerpiece on a cake stand! Click here for the recipe –> Pecan Pie Layer Cake

Salted Maple Pecan Pie

12. Salted Maple Pecan Pie

A gluten-free, paleo, and vegan treat that tastes just like pecan pie. If you have a craving for homemade pecan pie, but don’t want the extra calories, these 5 ingredient energy balls are a perfect little snack. The dates help hold the shape of the balls and the maple syrup give them a sweet taste. Click here for the recipe –> Salted Maple Pecan Pie Energy Balls

Ingredients Needed:

  • Pitted Medjool Dates
  • Pecans
  • Shredded Coconut
  • Maple Syrup
  • Sea Salt
Vegan Pecan Pie

11. Vegan Pecan Pie

A healthy and nutritious version of the pecan pie with a gluten-free pie shell option. This homemade pecan pie recipe actually has two layers of goodness, a sweet potato filling, and a pecan pie filling. The recipe includes maple syrup and vanilla extract but substitutes full fat coconut milk for the traditional syrup mixtures. Click here for the recipe –> Vegan Sweet Potato Pecan Pie

Tip: You’ll only need to bake the pie for about 30 minutes, but it needs time to cool completely at room temperature and will need to be refrigerated for about 8 hours before serving.

Cranberry Pecan Pie

10. Cranberry Pecan Pie

The classic goodness of the pecan pie combined with the fruitiness of cranberries and richness of white chocolate. Sarah has created a homemade pecan pie recipe with a perfect mix of holiday flavors. Click here for the recipe –> White Chocolate Cranberry Pecan Pie

Tastes Better From Scratch

I think you might also like these great cherry pie recipes. After all, besides a good homemade pecan pie, there is nothing more American than Cherry pie! You’ll find some fun variations on the traditional cherry pie recipe including cherry pie tarts, hand pies, cherry pie cookies, and cherry pie monkey bread. Click here for the recipes –>  11 Homemade Cherry Pie Recipes

Bourbon Pecan Pie

9. Bourbon Pecan Pie

A crunchy bite-sized treat with a bourbon flavor that can be easily baked in time for a holiday party. These pecan pie little treats can be served warm at your house, or served at room temperature if you’re taking them to go! Click here for the recipe –> Bourbon Pecan Tartlets

Paleo Pecan Pie Bars

8. Paleo Pecan Pie Bars

A super easy dessert that’s made with nutritious ingredients and keeps the carbs on the low side. These pecan pie bars are sugar-free, gluten-free, and full of taste! You certainly won’t feel guilty about snacking on these throughout the entire holiday season! Click here for the recipe –> Paleo Pecan Pie Bars

Pecan Brownie Pie

7. Pecan Brownie Pie

The beloved brownie befriends the pecan pie in this rich dessert that is gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and has an almond flour pie shell. It is beautiful with its pecans halved as a topping and tastes sinful with its fudge brownie layer. Click here for the recipe –> Paleo Pecan Brownie Pie

Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan Pie

6. Chocolate Cinnamon Pecan Pie

A delicious Mexican take on pecan pie topped with halved pecans. Renee substitutes the traditional brown sugar for Agave and adds cinnamon and chocolate for a delicious twist on the usual pecan pie recipe. I love the cast iron ramekins she uses instead of the regular pie dish. So cute! Click here for the recipe –> Abuelita Chocolate Pecan Pie With Cinnamon Whipped Cream

Salted Caramel Pecan Pie Bars

5. Salted Caramel Pecan Pie Bars

Salted caramel fans will love these gooey pecan pie bars enriched with chocolate. No pie shell needed for these yummy bars. Click here for the recipe –> Salted Caramel and Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

Buttered Pecan Pie Muffins

4. Buttered Pecan Pie Muffins

This paleo treat is an easy way to enjoy the pecan pie flavors without too much fuss. It’s also a great way to enjoy pecan pie for breakfast without the guilt–even though that pecan crumble might feel a little sinful! Click here for the recipe –>: Buttered Pecan Muffins

Keto Pecan Pie Cheesecake

3. Keto Pecan Pie Cheesecake

Although the traditional pecan pie recipe won’t be on your menu if you are on a keto plan, this pecan pie cheesecake is a keto-friendly holiday must! Cut the brown sugar and cut the carbs but add plenty of flavor with this creamy cheesecake pecan pie recipe. Click here for the recipe –> Keto Pecan Pie Cheesecake

Pecan Pie Cake Roll

2. Pecan Pie Cake Roll

Once in a while, our Thanksgiving plans include a brunch with friends and this cake roll is perfect. This pecan recipe adds a light sponge cake texture making it great for lighter meals. Your guests will not be disappointed with this sweet Thanksgiving dessert. Click here for the recipe –>: Pecan Pie Cake Roll

Pecan Cobbler Pie

1. Pecan Cobbler Pie

We love a good cobbler on cool fall days and this pecan pie cobbler is one of the easiest to make. In fact, you probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry–except maybe for Alyssa’s secret ingredient, brickle toffee bits. The recipe indicates that serving the cobbler with a scoop of vanilla ice cream is optional, but let’s be honest, what’s a good piece of cobbler without a little vanilla ice cream? {wink} Click here for the recipe –> Pecan Pie Cobbler

Ingredients Needed:

  • Butter
  • All-purpose flour
  • Sugar
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Milk
  • Pecans halved
  • Brown sugar
  • Brickle toffee bits


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