Nut Dessert Recipes

Browse our collection of nut desserts, and you'll be thinking, so many nuts, so little time! Try favorites like baklava, pecan pie, almond bars, pralines, and more.

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Maple Pecan Shortbread Squares

Rating: 5 stars 269
These squares are my husband's favorite. We get some real, pure maple syrup from back home in Ontario, Canada, and they are just to die for. Hope you enjoy as much as we do.

Salted Pecan-Maple Ice Cream

Rating: 5 stars 13
This is an utterly delicious ice cream recipe. The sea salt adds a perfect touch.

Scandinavian Almond Bars

Rating: 4.5 stars 130
These cookies are my family's favorite cookie. They are simple to make, unique and pretty. A wonderful recipe to make for a cookie exchange. Take your recipe along, everyone will want a copy!


Rating: 4.5 stars 202
Had these in New Orleans and loved them, so I tried different combos and liked this best.

Coconut Walnut Biscotti

Rating: 4.5 stars 75
A new version of an old favorite. The coconut adds flavor and texture.

Pistachio Hazelnut Baklava

Rating: 4 stars 11
Making Baklava is a long process, but you will find the results of your labors rich and rewarding with this wonderful recipe.

Vanilla Pistachio Fig Tart

Rating: 5 stars 8
A lovely multi-season tart using fresh figs, pistachios, lemon zest, and a hint of vanilla.

Swiss Hazelnut Taler

Rating: 4 stars 2
This is my family's favorite Christmas cookie. My mom used to make them at the beginning of Christmas season in Germany and she had to hide some so they would last until Christmas. I have tried the recipe now with American ingredients and finally got it to work.

Ice Cream Lasagna

Rating: 4.5 stars 31
This yummy, chocolatey, peanut buttery, frozen layered ice cream treat is sure to be a hit with all! This is an often requested dessert in my house. Warning: It's VERY addictive!

Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti

Rating: 5 stars 1775
The red and green make a great Christmas cookie. Have used other nuts instead of pistachios with success. If your pistachios are salted, omit the 1/4 teaspoon salt from the recipe.
By Gerry Meyer

Cinnamon-Roasted Almonds

Rating: 4.5 stars 750
Here is an easy snack idea to serve at any holiday party.

Pecan Sour Cream Coffee Cake

Rating: 5 stars 390
For me, the best part about coffee cake is the crispy, crunchy, buttery crumbs. So here I significantly upped the amounts used. Bake times will vary according to pan size and composition.

Inspiration and Ideas

Rating: Unrated 32
"WOW. THIS WAS FANTASTIC. Two inexperienced bakers here (aka college kids) were able to pull this off with ease on the first try!" – flappyhat
Real Pistachio Cupcakes
Rating: Unrated 41
These delicate cupcakes get their flavor and pale green color from ground roasted pistachios.