Nut Dessert Recipes

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Maple Pecan Shortbread Squares

Rating: 4.82 stars
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: 4.92 stars
This is an utterly delicious ice cream recipe. The sea salt adds a perfect touch.

Scandinavian Almond Bars

Rating: 4.74 stars
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: 4.47 stars
Had these in New Orleans and loved them, so I tried different combos and liked this best.

Coconut Walnut Biscotti

Rating: 4.55 stars
A new version of an old favorite. The coconut adds flavor and texture.

Pistachio Hazelnut Baklava

Rating: 3.92 stars
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
A lovely multi-season tart using fresh figs, pistachios, lemon zest, and a hint of vanilla.

Swiss Hazelnut Taler

Rating: 4 stars
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.

Quick and Easy Brownies

Rating: 4.42 stars
Takes about 45 minutes to make.

Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Rating: 4.54 stars
I modified Beatrice's Excellent Oatmeal cookies very slightly. I came up with something that my boyfriend went CRAZY over! I've never seen him enjoy cookies to that extent! He said I blew his mother's recipe away.

Carrot Cake III

Rating: 4.69 stars
I've tried many carrot cakes, and this is my favorite recipe. If you don't like pecans, feel free to leave them out.

Best Carrot Cake Ever

Rating: 4.74 stars
A moist and flavorful recipe that makes a large quantity of cake. I have been hounded to make this cake time and time again.

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"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

These delicate cupcakes get their flavor and pale green color from ground roasted pistachios.

Chef John's Carrot Cake

Rating: 4.64 stars

I finally added a video to my old and trusty recipe for carrot cake, revamped with coconut oil this time. If you want to decorate it with candied carrots, simply slice them thinly and boil for a couple minutes in a syrup made from equal parts sugar and water.