14 Fun Twists on Pecan Pie

Orange Pecan Pie
Photo: lutzflcat

Pecan pie is a classic holiday closer, but let's be real — even your favorites could use a spin every once in a while. This holiday season, give your pecan pie a little something extra: rum, cream cheese, citrus, fruit, and chocolate can all take traditional pecan pie up a notch. Check out these twists on plain old pecan pie and try something different this fall.

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2-Layer Rum Pecan Pie with Cheesecake

2-Layer Rum Pecan Pie with Cheesecake
Joy

Boozy pecan pie meets cheesecake in this easy, yet impressive, pecan pie with a twist. As an added bonus, you'll end up with leftover rum custard that you can use in other desserts.

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Orange Pecan Pie

Orange Pecan Pie
lutzflcat

Classic pecan pie gets a bright twist thanks to the addition of orange juice and zest. It's a fun way to shake things up at the holiday table.

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Japanese Fruit Pie

Japanese Fruit Pie

This Japanese fruit pie recipe enhances on pecan pie's sweetness and texture by adding raisins, coconut, and vinegar. The result is a rich and toothsome chess pie-like filling that would suit any chilly autumn or winter day.

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Coconut Pecan Pie

Coconut Pecan Pie

"This is the exact pie my mama cooked for Christmas dinner every year for about a billion years," says community member whoopeegirl. "For a coconut-pecan [fan] like myself, this is absolute pie heaven! Addressing the "sweetness factor"... yep, this is one hellafied sweet pie and it's supposed to be lol."

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Chocolate Chip Kahlua Pecan Pie

Chocolate Chip Kahlua Pecan Pie
miroslav bozickovic

This is not your typical pecan pie. The chocolate chips add a bit of sweetness and texture, while the Kahlua gives some edge. If you have the willpower to let the pie sit for a day or two, the Kahlua flavor will be more developed.

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Pineapple Pecan Pie

Pineapple Pecan Pie
Viv

"Was a bit nervous making this one just because of the combination, but it was fantastic," says community member bennubird. "Followed the recipe to the letter (like I always do for the first time) and I wont change a thing."

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German Chocolate Pecan Pie

German Chocolate Pecan Pie
MelanieDawn

Two beloved Southern desserts unite to create a pecan pie twist people can't help but love. To prevent overflowing, use a deep dish pan or crust, and bake on top of a sheet pan for good measure and easy cleanup.

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Pumpkin Pecan Pie I

Pumpkin Pecan Pie I
cindeel

Why choose between pumpkin and pecan pie when you can have both? The pumpkin layer at the bottom even helps the pecan layer set so it's not runny.

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New Orleans Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie

New Orleans Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie
chana

"My husband thinks I'm evil. He can't get enough of this pie," says community member betsyjane. "I've already make it twice once for Thanksgiving and once for a Christmas party. Everyone LOVED it and I got so many compliments."

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Rich Cream Cheese Pecan Pie

Rich Cream Cheese Pecan Pie
Chef Mo

It doesn't get much richer than this decadent three-layer pecan pie: cream cheese, chocolate, and pecan pie-style layers work together to make an unforgettable dessert. You can even experiment with this pie a little and try different baking chips, such as butterscotch or white chocolate.

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Honey Crunch Pecan Pie

Honey Crunch Pecan Pie

This twist on the classic pecan pie isn't as sweet as a traditional one, and its topping provides ample crunch. Cook it in a 10-inch pan to avoid overflow, and refrigerate for several hours so it can firm up nicely.

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Cranberry Pecan Pie

Cranberry Pecan Pie
JKPINK

Fresh cranberries add a tart twist and a festive hue to pecan pie. Incorporating cranberries into the pie helps balance out its sweetness and provides a fun, but not overused, way to add more cranberries to your holiday table.

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Mock Pecan Pie I

Mock Pecan Pie I
Salocowen

If you're allergic to tree nuts or just don't want to shell out big bucks on pecans, this oatmeal-based pie makes a nice alternative. It's not exactly the same as pecan pie, but it's delicious and easy to throw together.

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Upside-Down Apple Pecan Pie

Upside-Down Apple Pecan Pie with Caramel Drizzle
Ricky Merritt

This is a fun spin on apple and pecan pie, and despite sounding daunting, it's actually quite easy. Try lining the pan with foil before adding any nuts to simplify the step of getting the pie out.

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