Our 10 Favorite Pecan Pie Recipes
Double-Decker Pecan Cheesecake Pie
Persimmon Pie with Pecan Streusel
If you find fine domesticated persimmons at your local grocery store or farmers' market, they should be easy enough to puree. Hachya and Fuyu are great varieties to make this flavorful pie filling. But don't feel bad if you want to skip the messy work of processing your own persimmon puree and order it frozen online.
Double-Chocolate Pecan Pie
Want a rich and powerful flavor combination? Enjoy this dark chocolate piecrust (made with cocoa powder) with the decadent, sweet, and sticky chocolate-pecan filling.
German Chocolate-Pecan Pie
Surprisingly, pecan pie is a relative latecomer to the Southern table. Recipes for milk-custard-based pecan pies can be found as early as 1886, but it wasn't until the 1930s when promotional recipes for a syrup-based pecan pie appeared on the labels of Karo syrup bottles that its popularity soared. Twenty years later, Marion Brown's landmark Southern cookbook proclaimed it "the South's most popular pie." Our latest twist? A stellar riff on the flavors of German chocolate cake, for which the Lone Star State also claims bragging rights.
Can't decide between pumpkin or pecan? This pie has a taste of both.
"My mom never made one pie, so this recipe is for two," says Howard. You can also make this pie in a 13- x 9-inch baking pan and cut into bars.
Pumpkin-Pecan Streusel Pie
Create the chunky texture by leaving those extra-big blueberry-size pieces in the streusel mix.
German Chocolate-Pecan Pie Bars
Everyone will ask you for the recipe for these bars after just one bite! They're easy to make and everyone will love them at your next gathering or party.
Salted Caramel-Chocolate Pecan Pie
A cross between a fudge pie and pecan pie, this is all the more stunning if you arrange the pecans from the center in a spiral pattern.