31 Irresistible Sweet and Savory Pecan Recipes You Don’t Want to Miss

A long list of assorted pecan recipes that you’d want to try. From savory to sweets, from breakfast to dessert, there is something for everyone.

Pecan pie cream puffs.

Are you a fan of pecans? If yes, then you’re in for a treat! Pecans are a versatile and tasty ingredient that can add a rich and nutty flavor to your dishes. 

Whether you’re looking for a breakfast treat, a holiday dessert, or a satisfying dinner recipe, we’ve rounded up 21 deliciously moreish pecan recipes to make your taste buds happy. So, grab your apron and get ready to cook up a storm!

Maple Pecan Cinnamon Rolls

Maple Pecan Cinnamon Rolls.
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These maple pecan cinnamon rolls should be our breakfast treats from time to time. Simply because they are so good, they make breakfast more exciting. Get the recipe.

Maple Pecan Muffins

Maple Pecan Muffins.
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Maple pecan muffins are a delicious breakfast treat you want to have to start your morning routine. They’re full of pecans and flavorsome maple syrup. Get the recipe.

Apple Bottom Bourbon Pecan Cheesecake

Apple bottom bourbon pecan cheesecake.
Photo credit: Not Entirely Average.

Indulge in the irresistible harmony of flavors in this Apple Bottom Bourbon Pecan Cheesecake, a delectable dessert that combines the richness of bourbon, the sweetness of apples, and the crunch of pecans in every heavenly bite! Get the recipe.

Pecan Pie Brownies

Pecan pie brownies.
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These decadent Pecan Pie Brownies are so fudgy and delicious! The rich and creamy pecan pie filling on top makes this a truly fantastic dessert. Get the recipe.

Pecan Pie Bars

Pecan pie bars.
Photo credit: Dinner at the Zoo.

These pecan pie bars are a brown sugar shortbread crust topped with plenty of gooey pecan filling. An alternative to the traditional pecan pie that’s perfect for feeding a crowd! Get the recipe.

Texas Pecan Fudge Pie

Texs pecan fudge pie.
Photo credit: The Soccer Mom Blog.

This tempting Texas-style pie uses a crunchy pecan topping and gooey fudge filling to create the ultimate pecan pie. Once you’ve tried a Texas Chocolate Pecan Pie, there’s no going back! Get the recipe.

Caramel Pecan Cheesecake

Caramel pecan cheesecake.
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Rich and creamy cheesecake, sweet and gooey caramel, and toasty pecan come together for a one-of-a-kind dessert experience. Caramel pecan cheesecake is perfect for dinner parties, birthday parties, Thanksgiving, and more! Get the recipe.

Pumpkin Oat Bars

Pumpkin oat bars.
Photo credit: Street Smart Nutrition.

My Pumpkin Oat Bars with Chocolate Chunks and Pecans are incredibly easy to bake! They’re dense, chewy, full of seasonal fall flavor, and subtly sweet, thanks to chocolate and brown sugar. Get the recipe.

Brown Butter Pecan Cake

Butter pecan cake.
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Old-fashioned butter pecan cake with cream cheese frosting is incredible! There’s brown butter in the butter pecan cake frosting and layers. It’s the best butter pecan recipe and a perfectly decadent 6-inch celebration cake for special occasions! Get the recipe.

Brown Butter Mushroom Pasta

Brown butter mushroom pasta with sage and pecans.
Photo credit: Street Smart Nutrition.

With chopped pecans, fresh sage, and a simple brown butter sauce, this Brown Butter Mushroom Pasta recipe is the perfect cozy pasta recipe for fall. It’s a simple, forgiving recipe for home cooks, but it can impress with rich flavor and beautiful colors. Get the recipe.

Pecan Crusted Goat Cheese

Pecan crusted goat cheese.
Photo credit: Mandi of Mountains.

This pecan-crusted goat cheese perfectly balances creamy, tangy, crunchy, and nutty. This easy recipe only needs two ingredients! It makes a great salad topping or appetizer. Add it to a charcuterie board or serve it with veggies and crackers. Get the recipe.

Sage & Pecan Crusted Tilapia

Sage pecan crusted tilapia.
Photo credit: Fannetastic Food.

Do you need an idea of what to cook that tilapia you bought today? This quick and easy sage pecan-crusted tilapia is the answer. It’s nutty, savory, satisfying, and the perfect dinner to celebrate with your loved ones! Get the recipe.

German Chocolate Pecan Pie

German chocolate pecan pie.
Photo credit: Chocolate Moosey.

This German Chocolate Pecan Pie pairs two classic desserts with chocolate, coconut, and pecan filling baked in a homemade chocolate pie crust. Get the recipe.

Banana Nut Muffins

Banana nut muffins.
Photo credit: The Forked Spoon.

These moist and fluffy Banana Nut Muffins have delicious banana flavor, hints of warm cinnamon, and crunchy nuts. One of the best ways to use overripe bananas is to try a warm batch of these delicious jumbo-sized muffins and enjoy a quick breakfast or sweet treat. Get the recipe.

Mini Pecan Pie Bites

Mini pecan pie bites.
Photo credit: The Savory Cipolla.

These Mini Pecan Pie Bites are a delicious version of a classic holiday dessert everyone loves. With toasted pecans, rich butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup, these mini pecan pies will keep your friends and family begging for more. Get the recipe.

Southern Pecan Buttermilk Pound Cake 

Southern pecan buttermilk pound cake.
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Southern Pecan Buttermilk Pound Cake is a traditional Southern pound cake with added flavor from pecans. Pound cakes are best known for their dense texture. Get the recipe.

Mushroom Turkey Meatloaf

Mushroom turkey meatloaf with cranberry and pecan.
Photo credit: Ugly Duckling Bakery.

This Mushroom Turkey Meatloaf with Cranberry Glaze will remind you of Thanksgiving dinner. But you can make it and enjoy it anytime! Just add your favorite sides, and you’ll have your food spread sorted. Get the recipe.

Blueberry Pecan Breakfast Bar

Blueberry pecan breakfast bars.
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This Blueberry Pecan Breakfast Bar recipe uses whole-grain oats, nuts, honey, and other simple ingredients. These no-bake bars are not only healthy; they are a delicious way to start the day! Get the recipe.

Maple Pecan French Toast Roll-Ups

Maple pecan french toast rolls ups.
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Maple pecan French toast roll-ups are the ultimate family weekend breakfast! Quick and easy to make, this is one of the breakfast recipes your kids will love! Get the recipe.

Pecan Pie Cream Puffs

Pecan pie cream puffs.
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I love a good twist on a classic, and these Pecan Pie Cream Puffs are among the best! You’ll find any excuse to make them for your get-together with your loved ones in this chilly winter, as they’re lovely warm-weather treats! Get the recipe.

Honey-Whipped Goat Cheese

Honey whipped goat cheese.
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Super creamy and fluffy, this honey-whipped goat cheese is a delicious dip and appetizer that takes just 5 minutes to assemble. The dip is a blank canvas for you to play around and experiment with, and it has subtle, sweet, tangy, and savory flavors that you’ll fall in love with. Get the recipe.

Monkey Bread

Monkey bread.
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If you’re looking for a fast and easy sweet breakfast, this recipe is as much fun to make as it is to eat! Monkey bread is super quick to prepare with balls of biscuit dough tossed in cinnamon sugar and a buttery brown sugar sauce. Get the recipe.

Stuffing Balls

Stuffing balls with cranberries and pecan.
Photo credit: Dished by Kate.

These juicy stuffing balls are the perfect side. They’re full of dried cranberries and pecans for a fun, festive twist; super easy to prep ahead of time (up to 3 days!), then throw them in the oven when you’re ready to serve. Get the recipe.

Wild Rice Pilaf with Cranberries and Pecans

Wild rice pilaf with cranberies and pecans.
Photo credit: Valerie’s Kitchen.

This Wild Rice Pilaf with Cranberries and Pecans is a beautiful, fall-inspired side dish—a fabulous choice for a Thanksgiving or Christmas menu. Get the recipe.

Pecan Sticky Buns

Pecan sticky buns.
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This overnight sticky buns recipe makes including decadent homemade Pecan Sticky Buns on a brunch menu easy. No one can resist these tender buns with a sweet, sticky caramel pecan topping! Get the recipe.

Pecan Cobbler

Pecan cobbler.
Photo credit: House of Yumm.

This easy-to-make pecan cobbler has all the rich flavors of a pecan pie that you know and love. The buttery, rich, vanilla-flavored cobbler topping covers sweet, gooey-caramel-like pecan pie filling. This moreish cobbler is sure to become a new family favorite. Get the recipe.

Slow Pokes (Chocolate Turtle Candy)

Slow pokes.
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This homemade Chocolate Turtle recipe features caramel, rich chocolate, pecans, and sea salt. This delicious candy turtle is soft, chewy, and RIDICULOUSLY easy to make. No double boiler, No Bake- A novice can make these in under 20 minutes. It’s so impressive- and a nostalgic favorite. Get the recipe.

Homemade Granola

Homemade granola.
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It’s super quick and easy to make your own Homemade Granola. And it’s so much better than store-bought; there’s simply no comparison. This granola recipe is much healthier because you can use better quality ingredients, including natural sweeteners instead of refined sugar. It’s gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and a healthy breakfast or snack. Get the recipe.

Pecan Upside Down Cake

Pecan upside down cake.
Photo credit: In Fine Taste.

You’ll love this easy pecan upside-down cake recipe. This Bundt cake has a rich and moist cream cheese, pound cake, and buttery caramel pecan topping. It’s a classic Southern recipe and uses a cake mix, though you’d never know it! Get the recipe.

Baked Brie with Fig Jam, Rosemary, and Pecans

Baked brie with fig jam, rosemary and pecans.
Photo credit: Cooking Collective.

This easy-baked brie with fig jam, rosemary, and pecans wrapped in puff pastry, or en croûte, is a delicious holiday appetizer or snack. It is a totally holiday crowd-pleaser! Brie is wrapped in puff pastry and baked until the crust is golden-brown and the cheese is gooey. Get the recipe.

Southern Butter Pecan Cookies

Southern butter pecan cookies.
Photo credit: Savvy Mama Lifestyle.

I always make these delicious Southern Butter Pecan Cookies when I have an abundance of pecans. I tweaked a drop cookie recipe from my mother, who got it from church potlucks. They’ve got a buttery crumble texture, and the pecans provide a bit of crunch. Nobody can stop at just one! Get the recipe.

Author: Devy Dar

Title: Food Writer, Recipe Developer, and Digital Content Creator.

Bio:

Devy Dar founded So Yummy Recipes and Drizzling Flavor to share her love of food after exploring various cultures and cuisines for more than two decades. Her mission is to help others easily recreate traditional and non-traditional food with readily available ingredients. Her works have been featured in Reader’s Digest, Al Jazeera, MSN, Yahoo, Bon Appetit, and more. 

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