Pecans are naturally sweet and buttery, and with their harvest season spanning from September to November, it’s no wonder pecans are the star of so many holiday desserts. From cinnamon rolls to bite-sized tarts, these easy pecan dessert recipes are a sweet way to celebrate the festive season.
Chocolate Pecan Caramel Tarts
Anna Olson, the Canadian queen of baking, has worked her magic once again with these Chocolate Pecan Caramel Tarts. With a buttery crust and a rich filling of chocolate, caramel, and pecans, these tarts are always a crowd-favourite.
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Carrot Cake Cinnamon Rolls
This delightful fusion dessert combines a cinnamon roll’s warm, comforting essence with the rich, spiced flavours of traditional carrot cake. It’s the perfect balance of sweet and savoury indulgence, with velvety cream cheese frosting elevated even further with a generous sprinkling of pecans.
Brown Butter Maple Pecan Squares
These delicious dessert squares combine pecan pie’s classic flavours with butter tarts’ decadence. With a buttery shortbread base and a brown butter filling with roasted, nutty pecans, these squares bring together the best of both worlds in one delightful treat.
Mini Turtle Cheesecake
Ree Drummond’s desserts are always a hit, and her mini turtle cheesecakes are no different. With salted caramel, white chocolate, pecans and dark chocolate chips, you can’t help but have just one of these bite-sized delights.
Butter Pecan-Infused Simple Syrup
Are you in the mood for something sweet to end your evening on a high note? Look no further than this delectable butter pecan-infused simple syrup, ideal for elevating old-fashioned cocktails or a cup of joe.
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Sweet Potato Blondies
Pecans take the spotlight in this dessert bar recipe, infusing an irresistible crunch into this contemporary twist on classic blondies.
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Bourbon Pecan Bread Pudding
Bread pudding is essential to any holiday dessert spread. This decadent banana bread recipe features sweet pecans and a lavish bourbon-infused salted caramel sauce.
Chocolate Turtle Sheet Cake Recipe
Satisfy your holiday chocolate cravings with this irresistible Turtle-inspired sheet cake featuring whipped ganache, caramel drizzle, flaky salt, and roasted pecans.
Chocolate Pecan Scones
You’ll want to bookmark Ina Garten’s delightful scone recipe for Christmas morning. These scones are made with chopped pecans, your favourite bittersweet chocolate, and a generous touch of Diamond Crystal kosher salt.
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