7 Pecan Pie-Flavored Recipes to Prepare This Fall

Pecan pie is an amazing autumnal dessert that’s rich with gratifyingly gooey and sugary sweet flavors. But there’s no need to limit yourself to only enjoying this decadent dessert in pie form. You can now prepare cookies, cakes, oatmeal, and pancakes that mimic the caramelized nuttiness found in pecan pie. Here are 7 breakfast and dessert dishes delivering you pecan pie perfection.

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1. Pecan Pie Cupcakes

Thanks to Food.com, you can now enjoy a moist and fluffy cupcake that tastes just like pecan pie. This 5-ingredient recipe is sensational on its own, but if you’d like to add a little more pizzazz to your pecan pie-flavored dessert, drizzle AllRecipes.com’s Satiny Chocolate Glaze on your finished cupcakes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ⅔ cup butter, melted
  • 2 eggs

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine all ingredients and mix well. Spray a muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray. Fill each ¾ full. Bake in preheated oven for approximately 18 minutes.

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2. Pecan Pie Brownies

It only makes sense to combine these two indulgent desserts into one unbelievably enticing treat. The brownie’s chocolate flavors blend wonderfully with the noteworthy nutty pecan crust, creating a superb dish that’s guaranteed to satisfy any sweet tooth. Just a Taste’s recipe yields 16 servings.

Ingredients:

Brownie Batter

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1¼ cups baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee mixed with 2 teaspoons water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2¼ cups sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour

Pecan Pie Topping

  • 1 stick (½ cup) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 cups pecans (whole or chopped)

Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease two 9-inch cake pans with cooking spray. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, baking cocoa, salt, baking powder, espresso mixed with water, and vanilla until well-combined. Stir in the sugar and melted butter until well-combined, then stir in the flour. Divide the batter equally between the two greased pans, using a spatula to smooth it out.

Bake the brownies for 15 minutes then remove them from the oven and set aside. While the brownies are baking, prepare the pecan pie topping by combining the butter, brown sugar, honey, and heavy cream in a saucepan, stirring over medium heat. Simmer the mixture for 1 minute, then stir in the chopped pecans.

Immediately pour the pecan pie topping over the brownies, dividing it equally between the two pans. Return the brownies to the oven for 15 minutes, or until the brownie is fully cooked. Remove the brownies from the oven and allow them to fully cool in the pans. Use a sharp knife to cut around the edges, remove the brownies from the pan, and then slice and serve.

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3. Pecan Pie Pancakes

The Egg Farm’s pile of palate-pleasing pancakes will get your day off to a stunningly sweet start. The topping is what completes these Pecan Pie Pancakes — brown sugar, molasses, vanilla, and nuts work together to create a marvelous morning meal. Looking for something to sip while you enjoy your breakfast? Prepare The Cookie Rookie’s Vanilla Frozen Orange Juice to serve alongside it.

Ingredients:

Topping

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon mild flavor molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

Pancakes

  • 1½ cups cake flour
  • 1¼ tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 whole large egg
  • 1/12 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Oil
  • Chopped pecans

Directions: To make the topping, melt the butter and brown sugar together in a small saucepan over medium heat. When the sugar melts, add the pecans and reduce the heat to low. Cook 10 minutes to bring out the nutty flavor. Add the corn syrup, molasses, vanilla, and salt. Stir well and heat through. You may keep it warm over very low heat until ready to serve or remove from the heat and re-heat just before serving. This topping becomes stiff when it cools so it will definitely need to be heated to pour.

For the pancakes, in a small bowl mix the cake flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk to mix, then set aside. In another bowl add the milk, egg, and vanilla and whisk lightly. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry and whisk just to mix. Add the melted butter and whisk it in. The batter should still be lumpy. If it is too thick, add a little more milk to thin it down. Heat a griddle or skillet to medium heat. Brush with vegetable oil.

Place chopped pecans in a small pancake-sized sized circle. Just use a few and scatter them randomly leaving spaces between. Pour a small circle of batter into the center of the pecans. Allow the batter to flow around the pecans. When bubbles form on top and being to pop, use a spatula to flip the pancakes over. Cook on the opposite side until light golden brown and cooked through. You can keep them warm in a 250 degrees Fahrenheit oven until they are all done or serve them as they come off the griddle. Top with a pat of butter and the warm topping.

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4. Pecan Pie Cookies

Pies and Plots has created an indulgent dessert that pairs pecan pie with cake-like sugar cookies. After preparing this scintillating sweet, it will quickly become your new favorite go-to treat. It yields 12 servings.

Ingredients:

Cookies
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup pecans, finely ground
Filling
  • 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line two cookie sheets with parchment. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, and ground pecans. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until once again light and fluffy. Add the flour mixture and mix until a dough just comes together.

Take about a golf ball size amount of dough and form it into a very large thumbprint cookie. This will give you a sturdy base with a big indentation in the middle. Make the filling. In a medium bowl, stir together pecans, sugar, corn syrup, vanilla, maple syrup, and butter. Fill the indentation in the cookie dough balls with the filling. Be generous. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the cookies are set and light golden brown around the edges.

They will have flattened and spread and the filling will cover much of the cookie. Allow to cool completely on sheets. May be stored at room temperature for up to 3 days or frozen wrapped in parchment and foil and placed in a zipper bag for up to 4 months. Thaw at room temperature for about an hour or in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for about 10 minutes.

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5. Bourbon Pecan Pie Milk Shake

Food Network’s recipe is one of the easiest ways to enjoy pecan pie’s heavenly flavors. You won’t be able to stop slurping this rich, frothy dessert in a glass. It yields 2 servings.

Ingredients:

  • ½ pint (1 cup) vanilla ice cream
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) bourbon
  • 2 teaspoons cane syrup or molasses
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ½ cup crumbled shortbread cookies
  • 2 tablespoons toasted pecan halves
  • Pinch salt

Directions: Combine the ice cream, milk, bourbon, cane syrup, honey, cookies, pecans, and salt in a bar blender and process to make a shake.

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6. Pecan Pie Cake

AllRecipes.com’s marvelously moist dessert is unbelievably easy to prepare. You can make this delightful dish even better by serving Cooking Light’s Pecan Pie Ice Cream alongside it. Your tastebuds are in for a treat!

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package butter pecan cake mix
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup

Directions: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 9 by 13-inch baking dish. Reserve ¾ cup cake mix for second layer. Set aside. For the first layer, in a large bowl, combine ½ cup margarine or butter, brown sugar, cake mix, minus ¾ cup, water, pecans, and 2 eggs. Mix well. Spread batter into pan.

Bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes. For the second layer, in a large bowl, combine ½ cup butter or margarine, 2 eggs, milk, sugar, corn syrup, and reserved ¾ cup cake mix. Mix well and pour over first layer. Bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 25-30 minutes.

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7. Slim Pecan Pie Oatmeal

Laurie’s Cravings creates a healthier pecan pie-flavored dish. The oatmeal is creamy, crunchy, and subtly sweet, creating a nutritious and delicious morning meal. Each serving yields 240 calories, 11 grams of fat, 7 grams of fiber, and 8 grams of protein.

Ingredients:

  • 1 serving of steel cut oats or ¾ cup of cooked oats
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon ground organic flaxseed
  • 5 organic pecan halves
  • ½ teaspoon dark brown sugar, packed

Directions: Use already cooked oats or cook oats according to your likeness. Stir in the almond milk and flaxseed. Top with the pecan pieces and brown sugar.

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