Beyond Pie: 13 Pecan Dessert Recipes We Love
You may be already thinking about pie, but there are many pecan desserts to consider this fall, from nutty cookies to turtles to pralines to ice cream. Some of them even make great gifts! Here are 13 of our favorite pecan sweets from the Serious Eats recipe archives.
Pecan Pie Bars: These bars have a caramel layer instead of the traditional corn-syrup pecan pie filling. Delicious and great for a crowd!
Spicy Pumpkin Seed-Pecan Brittle: Cinnamon and cayenne add a kick to this easy brittle, and it makes a great gift!
Really Buttery Pecan Ice Cream: A secret ingredient adds savory intensity to this delicious frozen treat.
Peach Praline Coffee Cake: This decadent breakfast cake has a thick layer of buttery, sweet, salty praline.
Chocolate-Covered Bacon Turtles: Crisp pecans, chewy caramel, rich chocolate, salty bacon. These are hard to resist.
Sweet Potato Pralines: These sweet treats have a great crunch from tons of chopped pecans.
White Pecan Cookies: These pecan meringues are more substantial than airy amaretti.
Rose Levy Beranbaum's Cradle Cake: This cake is cradled by a layer of crisp nutty pecan-chocolate dacquoise.
Chocolate Turtle Cookies: These cookies are filled with caramel and rolled in pecans. (Plus, they're delicious with a cup of eggnog!)
David Lebovitz's Butterscotch-Pecan Ice Cream: Don't be afraid to make the butterscotch for this ice cream—it's worth the careful attention!
Moldy Mice Cookies: These buttery pecan cookies melt in your mouth.
Derby Day Tassies: These mini tarts are meant for celebrating Derby Day, but they're delicious any time of year.
Pecan Pralines: An easy three-step recipe for this Southern sweet, however you pronounce it.