These pecan dessert recipes are so delicious, they’ll have you going nuts. Pecans add a great, crunchy texture to any dessert. Whether it’s pie, cookies or other desserts, you can use pecans in the batter, as a filling or as a topping. Recipes like Cream Cheese Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Streusel and Cinnamon Streusel Rolls are healthy and will satisfy any sweet tooth.
Cream Cheese Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Streusel
This riff on the Thanksgiving favorite combines a traditional pumpkin pie filling with swirls of sweetened cream cheese. And since it’s only Thanksgiving once a year, we’ve topped it all off with a buttery spiced-pecan topping. This easy pie recipe will please anyone at your table this holiday.
Instant-Pot Apple Crisp
Apple crisp in your Instant Pot?! Yes, you can! This easy Instant-Pot apple crisp has a nice balance of flavors from lemon zest and juice, brown sugar and sweet Honeycrisp apples. The whole-wheat flour and pecans add texture to the topping, which remains moist and delicious as it melds with the other flavors. To keep the texture from getting mushy, be sure not to cut the apple pieces too small. One-inch cubes will do the trick!
Mini Pecan Pies
The key to these decadent treats is the portion size–baking them in mini-muffin tins keeps the carbs and saturated fat in check. And maple syrup allows you to make this pecan pie recipe without corn syrup.
Apple Coffee Cake
Apples lend their sweet-tart flavor to this warm and comforting apple coffee cake. The nutty oat and pecan filling in the middle of the cake also acts as a crispy topping that’s drizzled with a sweet vanilla glaze.
Unsweetened applesauce, fat-free milk, and oatmeal transform traditional custard into a yummy good-for-you treat.
Cinnamon Streusel Rolls
You don’t have to make a special trip to the bakery when you can whip up a batch of these heavenly cinnamon streusel rolls at home.
Miso Apple Bars
Miso is not just for soup! This fermented bean paste’s rich umami flavor balances the sweetness in this apple dessert recipe. More ways to use miso: whisk into a dressing or stir into sautéed vegetables with a bit of butter too.
Pecan Pie Bars
These delectable bar cookies are great for holiday cookie trays, to bring out at casual gatherings, or just to enjoy with a cup of coffee.