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Pecan Pie Influenced Dessert Recipes roundup – It all started with I made Pecan Pie Bread Pudding on a whim for tailgating. After the popularity of that recipe, I have been adding pecan pie flavors to other dessert recipes. They have been well received. 

I made a list of my most popular ‘pecan pie’ inspired desserts.

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Pecan Pie Inspired Recipes roundup


“A treat for the eye — a thrill to the taste — and so easy to make!” was Karo® syrup’s famous tagline for their pecan pie recipe. In the mid-1920s, the Karo brand started printing a recipe for pecan pie on the label of their cans of syrup as a suggested way to use it. With sugar being a scarce commodity, it was a brilliant marketing strategy.

After being popularized by Karo syrup, the pecan pie recipe would go on to appear in major cookbooks “Joy of Cooking” and “The Fannie Farmer Cookbook” with Karo syrup as a main ingredient.

Today, the classic recipe hasn’t changed much and remains a Southern American favorite dessert.


If you’ve been looking for the best pie crust recipe, try my Never Fail Pie Crust. It’s so simple and truly is a ‘never fail’ recipe. As well, we enjoy this Coconut Pie Crust recipe. It’s healthier yet you can’t detect coconut oil has been used.

Let’s start with the classic pecan pie recipe.

Pecan Pie

Granny's Classic Southern Pecan Pie

Granny's Classic Southern Pecan Pie is a super simple crowd-pleasing dessert recipe. This delicious pie is a holiday staple in most Southern celebrations with the crunchy pecans, caramel-like nougat, and buttery flaky crust. 
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After watching a friend rake the pecans off her slice of pie, I make this Just the Goo pecan pie. Soon after, I followed up with Just the Pecans Pecan Pie.

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Just Goo Pecan Pie | no pecans

This Just Goo Pecan Pie is easy to make, requires just a few simple ingredients, and is buttery and decadent.
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Just the nuts -Goo Free Pecan Pie

Goo Free Pecan Pie

My Goo Free Pecan Pie is rich and decadent. I changed up this Southern classic by adding more pecans and less goo than the traditional. It's out-of-this-world!

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And then for large crowds, I make Slab Pecan Pie Bars.

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Pecan pie made with a shortbread crust in a sheet pan. Great for feeding a crowd.
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This is the Pecan Pie Bread Pudding recipe I mentioned in the opening. You will need either a 9×9-inch baking dish or a 9×13-inch baking dish if you choose to double the recipe.

Pecan Pie Bread Pudding from combining 2 classics this bread pudding dessert has a rich pecan pie topping.

Pecan Pie Bread Pudding

Combining two classics into one dessert. Gooey pecan pie combined with bread pudding makes this dessert recipe amazing.
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Chocolate Fudge Pecan Pie

Chocolate Fudge Pecan Pie Recipe

Rich, indulgent, and gooey, Chocolate Fudge Pecan Pie Recipe is quick and easy, requires no mixer, and has no corn syrup!
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You’ll want a good stand mixer for most of these recipes, especially Dark Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie Cheesecake

Best Pecan Pie Cake

Best Pecan Pie Cake

Best Pecan Pie Cake is an easy, decadent, butter, caramel and pecan flavored sheet cake. This cake recipe is from scratch and has the delicious flavors of a pecan pie!
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A stack of Pecan Pie Magic Cookie Bars on top of a piece of parchment paper.

Pecan Pie Magic Cookie Bars with Chocolate Shortbread Crust

These will not last long at a party! Pecan Pie Magic Cookie Bars with Chocolate Shortbread Crust have a buttery shortbread crust with layers of pecan pie flavors.
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Glazed Quick Pecan Pie Crescent Roll Coffee Cake

Glazed Quick Pecan Pie Crescent Roll Coffee Cake

Using crescent rolls in this recipe makes it a good option for a quick coffee cake on busy mornings.
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Pecan squares on a cutting board with mint leaves.

Mexican-style Pecan-Chocolate Squares

Mexican-style Pecan-Chocolate Squares are packed with pecans. Much like a pecan pie without the goo, these bars are easy to make, easy to transport, and great for year around noshing.
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Pecan Pie Muffin recipe

Pecan Pie Muffins

PECAN PIE MUFFINS have that amazing pecan pie flavor but in a chewy little muffin. They're great for breakfast, snacking, and even dessert!!
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Homemade Pecan Pie Pound Cake

Pecan Pie Pound Cake Recipe

Moist, finely textured Pecan Pie Pound Cake Recipe is the combination of two favorite Southern desserts. I combined the popular flavors of the Pecan Pie with the even crumb potluck-favorite Pound Cake
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The perfect fall dessert

Pecan Pumpkin Cobbler recipe

Self-saucing this cobbler is a family favorite dessert recipe! It's totally from scratch and doesn't contain Bisquick. Very easy to make, even for a beginner cook.
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Rich and luscious, not only is Pecan Cobbler crazy simple to make, it’s crazy delicious too!


This decadent Southern dessert recipe is super easy to make. The cobbler and sauce are created in one pan. The luscious, velvety texture makes the perfect bite...after bite...after bite!
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Squares of sweet Alabama pecan bread.

Sweet Alabama Pecan Bread

Alabama Pecan bread is perfectly rich, moist, and indulgent! These sweet pecan dessert bars are dangerously good!
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Pecan Pie Caramel Sauce

Pecan Pie Caramel Sauce

Pecan Pie Caramel Sauce is a rich, buttery, silky smooth sauce that's filled with pecans. It's simple to make and lovely poured over anything.
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French Quarter Pecan Cheese Spread

French Quarter Pecan Cheese Spread Recipe

French Quarter Pecan Cheese Spread Recipe is a unique mix of sweet and savory pecan praline sauce served over cream cheese.
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Easy Praline Sauce

Easy Pecan Praline Sauce

Easy Pecan Praline Sauce is a rich, sweet, and buttery dessert sauce recipe. This luscious sauce is great on blondies, ice cream, waffles, cheesecake, and pound cakes.
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