Our 15 Best Pecan Pie Recipes of All Time

overhead view of Caramel Pecan Pie recipe
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Pecan pie is a holiday favorite across the United States, especially in the South. If your family holiday traditions involve this nutty pie, or even if you've never made it before, Allrecipes has dozens of must-try recipes. From traditional pecan pie to pumpkin pecan pie and chocolate bourbon pecan pie, our top-rated recipes are sure to be a hit this holiday season and beyond — because who says you can't have tasty pecan pie all year round.

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Chocolate Pecan Pie III

Chocolate Pecan Pie III

Complete with a hint of cocoa powder, this chocolatey pecan pie will become a new family favorite. Because it's made with unsweetened cocoa powder, the chocolate isn't overpowering and the pie isn't too sweet, according to reviewers.

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Honey Crunch Pecan Pie

Honey Crunch Pecan Pie

This award-winning pecan pie is topped with a crunchy honey, butter, brown sugar, and pecan topping. Reviewers recommend using the optional bourbon for added flavor, as well as making this pie in a 10-inch dish because the filling can overflow in a 9-inch.

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Southern Pecan Pie I

Overhead view of a southern pecan pie in a white pie dish on top of. a blue and white checked linen
Chef Mo

Nothing beats a classic. This pecan pie is made with just a couple of ingredients, including corn syrup — and reviewers recommend using half light and half dark corn syrup for the best results.

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Sweet Potato Pecan Pie

Looking into a slice of sweet potato pecan pie with the remain pie in the background
Meredith Food Studios

Sweet potato pie meets pecan pie with this spiced pie topped with caramelized pecans. Reviewers say this tasty pie is even more delicious with a splash of bourbon or dark rum added to the pecan mixture.

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Pecan Pie V

pecan pie up close

This pecan pie is super simple and doesn't require any corn syrup. Bake this pie up in your favorite pie crust — like No Fail Pie Crust II. If you want a thicker consistency, try adding more pecans.

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Pecan Tassies

Pecan Tassies
Pictured: Pecan Tassies | Photo by Silva.

Pecan pie tarts are the perfect bite-sized treat for your holiday table. These mini desserts have all your favorite pecan pie flavor but are ready in half the time of a traditional pie. And, if you don't want to make your own dough, reviewers say you can use phyllo tart cups.

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Caramel Pecan Pie

overhead view of Caramel Pecan Pie recipe

This nutty pie has a hint of caramel flavor from the melted caramel candies in the filling. If you don't want to use wrapped caramels, reviewers have also used caramel sauce — so you don't have to melt it. They've also used Rolos candies to good effect.

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Toasted Coconut, Pecan, and Caramel Pie

Toasted Coconut, Pecan, and Caramel Pie

It can't get any easier than this no-bake pecan pie. The frozen pie is filled with toasted coconut and pecans, condensed milk, cream cheese, whipped topping, and caramel for an easy take on pecan pie.

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Pecan And Chocolate Espresso Pie

Looking into a pecan and chocolate espresso pie with a slice being removed. Another slice sits plated with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Meredith Food Studios

Coffee and chocolate lovers will adore this pie because it has a hint of espresso taste, but the espresso powder will also bring out a rich, chocolatey flavor. If you're pressed for time, you can easily use a pre-made pie crust for this recipe.

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Maple Pecan Pie II

Maple Pecan Pie II
Deb C

Maple and pecan flavors combine to make the perfect fall pie. Many reviewers like to use their own pie crust recipe — or even store-bought — and add this filling to it.

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Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie in a glass pie dish
Photo by My Hot Southern Mess. My Hot Southern Mess

This rich, chocolatey pie gets a little kick from Kentucky bourbon. But if you don't like the flavor of bourbon, reviewers recommend adding a little less. If the liquids make the filling runny, simply add some more pecans.

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Upside-Down Apple Pecan Pie

Upside-Down Apple Pecan Pie

If you like apple pie, you'll love this take on apple pie topped with pecans. Reviewers recommend using wax paper or foil on the bottom of your deep dish pan so the pecan mixture doesn't stick when you invert it.

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Chocolate Pecan Delite

chocolate pecan and whipped cream layered dessert

This layered dessert is so easy to make in a 9x13-inch dish. The dessert has a pecan crust that is topped with a cream cheese, whipped topping, vanilla pudding, and chocolate pudding mixture. Finish it off with more whipped topping and pecans for the perfect, family-friendly dessert.

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Pecan Pumpkin Pie I

slice of homemade Pumpkin Pecan Pie III garnished with whipped cream
Deb C

You get the best of both fall-flavored worlds with this pecan pumpkin pie. "This has been our favorite Christmas pie now for a few years I always liked pecan pie but found it too sweet so this is the perfect way to tone it down just the right amount," says reviewer 3Bostons

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Pecan Surprise Pie

Pecan Surprise Pie

What's the surprise? There's a layer of cheesecake beneath the pecans. This pie is a great option if you find pecan pie too sweet as the cheesecake layer will cut the sweetness.

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