Our Favorite Pecan Pie Recipes

Although any time of year is a great time for pie, winter is a particularly great time for pie. And believe it or not, pecan pie is our favorite. The wonderful addition of pecans on top of the sweet filling gives it that perfect mix of sweet and nutty. They’re a perfect dessert after a great meal, or simply a delicious snack to eat in the middle of the afternoon.

We put together a list of our favorite pecan pie recipes. There are many different things you can do with a pecan pie. We thought we’d highlight some of our favorite combinations of flavors. So sit back and try not to drool on your screen. We’ll provide the ingredients so you know what to get from the store. Follow the links to find the instructions on how to put it together.

Classic Pecan Pie

If your grandma ever made pecan pie, it probably tasted close to this. We’re starting out our recipes with a classic pecan pie because you can’t appreciate the variations without understanding the basics. But that doesn’t mean this pecan pie is boring. In fact, there’s almost nothing better than a well-crafted classic pecan pie. And the good part is this recipe is fairly simple, so you can’t lose.

Ingredients

  • 1 pie crust homemade or store-bought
  • 3 large eggs room temperature and well beaten
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/2 cups chopped pecans

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Cheesecake Stuffed Pecan Pie

Are you a fan of cheesecake? Of course you are. What could be a better addition to pie than cheesecake? Well sure, pecans. Aside from that, cheesecake can make just about anything taste better. And a pecan pie stuffed with cheesecake is just about the greatest thing we’ve ever heard. You’re going to need a bit of a bigger pie plate than normal to fit all the deliciousness, but trust us, it’s worth it.

Ingredients

Cheesecake Layer:

  • 1 8oz package of cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Pecan Pie Layer

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans

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Chocolate Pecan Pie

Of all the variations, this one is probably the most popular. You really can’t go wrong with chocolate. It’s a classic addition to ice cream, cookies, and just about any other dessert, you can think of. So when it comes to pie, it’s a no-brainer. The moist, gooey center between the flaky crust and crunchy pecans adds an extra layer of tastiness to this already tasty concoction.

Ingredients

  • 2 pkg. (4 oz. each) BAKER’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. butter or margarine
  • 1 ready-to-use refrigerated pie crust (1/2 of 15-oz. pkg.)
  • 3 eggs, beaten, & divided
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1-1/2 cups pecan halves

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Bourbon Pecan Pie

That’s right. Bourbon. We know this sounds like an odd mixture, but trust us it is great. The smoky flavor of the bourbon interacts beautifully with the other flavors in the pie and brings them to another level. The addition of bourbon is subtle and doesn’t make the pie taste overly boozy. Your guests will love the taste, and they’ll also perk right up when you tell them the pecan pie has bourbon inside.

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon whiskey
  • 1-1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1 prepared pie crust (unbaked)

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Pecan Pie Bites

Have you ever wished you could eat pecan pie while running out the door? Well, this next recipe takes everything you love about pecan pie and makes it a little more portable. You might not have known that being portable was a characteristic you wanted from your pecan pie, but you’ll love it. Pecan pie bites are something close to a mixture of pecan pie and muffins, but all of the classic flavors are wrapped up in the tiny package. You’ll fall in love with these little pecan pies on-the-go.

Ingredients

Toasted Pecans:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2-1/2 cups pecans, chopped

Crust:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Filling:

  • 1-1/2 cups brown sugar
  • ¾ cup light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

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