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75 Favorite Desserts with Pecans

If you’re nuts about nuts–especially pecans–this is the post for you! In this roundup I’m going to share 75 of my favorite desserts that include pecans.

Pecans Make Everything Better!

I don’t know about you but I’m absolutely crazy about pecans! Baking with pecans adds a delightful crunch and a rich, buttery flavor to a wide range of treats, making them a favorite ingredient in many kitchens, especially my own. (Hey, I add them as often as I can.) 

I am known in my family for my Italian Cream Cake, loaded with nuts. And I add them to my cookies, as well. But there are so many fun ways you can add nuts to your baking. Let’s look at a few. 

How to Use Pecans in Baking

These versatile nuts can be incorporated into a wide variety of baked goods: cookies, cakes, pies, and breads. They add texture, flavor, and interest to any dish. 

There are some classic recipes (like pecan pie) that are known for their natural sweetness and distinctive flavor. But you don’t have to go heavy on the nuts to enjoy them. Even a few chopped pecans added to cookie dough or cake batter can provide a satisfying contrast to soft and chewy textures. 

Pecans can also be used as a topping for muffins or quick breads, adding a toasty, nutty layer when baked. I use this technique in my streusel topping

To maximize their flavor, pecans are often lightly toasted before being added to recipes. Whether mixed into batters, used as a crunchy topping, or incorporated into fillings, pecans bring a nutritious and delicious element to baked goods, making them a staple in both traditional and innovative baking.

75 Favorite Desserts with Pecans

Enjoy these amazing recipes, which all feature the same ingredient: pecans!

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