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10 Pecan Pie Recipes: You'll Want to Make All of These This Holiday Season

I’m hitting refresh in the country and cooking in the kitchen where my great grandmother has years ago,  so I want to do things right. Simple. The old-fashioned way.

And that starts with making pies from the pecans that are constantly falling on my head from the overloaded pecan trees.

I wrote all about this over on Blog con Queso today. But basically, I’m being overrun by pecans and the squirrels who love them. I’ve also found myself, whenever I’m on a conference call and/or a bit stressed out, wandering outside and mindlessly picking up pecans. Lots and lots of pecans.

Y’all. The pecans are freaking everywhere right now. And so since ’tis the season, let’s talk about 10 great pecan pie options. Check it.

“When you die, if you get a choice between going to regular heaven or pie heaven, choose pie heaven. It might be a trick, but if it’s not, mmmmmmmm, boy.” —Jack Handy


  • Traditional Pecan Pie 1 of 15
    Traditional Pecan Pie
    First let's start with the old stand-by...grandma's pecan pie. So good. Get the recipe right here.
  • Pecan Pie w/out Corn Syrup 2 of 15
    Pecan Pie w/out Corn Syrup
    Or if you're more modern and would rather forego the corn syrup. Get that recipe right here.
  • Pecan Pie without Corn Syrup (gluten free + paleo) 3 of 15
    Pecan Pie without Corn Syrup (gluten free + paleo)
    Or if you're really feeling hip and healthy, try this gluten free + paleo version right here.
  • Chocolate Pecan Pie 4 of 15
    Chocolate Pecan Pie
    Or just add some chocolate to it. This is Paula Deen's version. She don't play. Get her recipe right here.
  • Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie 5 of 15
    Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie
    It's about this time that you want to hit the bar. So add some bourbon. Bourbon makes everything better. Check that out right here.
  • Deep Fried Pecan Pie with Bourbon Whipped Cream 6 of 15
    Deep Fried Pecan Pie with Bourbon Whipped Cream
    And while you're at it, why not just fry the damn thing? (This actually looks really interesting. So Southern.) And add some bourbon whipped cream. Watch a video on how to do this right here.
  • Pumpkin Pecan Pie with Whiskey Butter Sauce 7 of 15
    Pumpkin Pecan Pie with Whiskey Butter Sauce
    Wait wait wait. There's a lot going on here. For starters, we've combined both of your favorite pies into one. Hello. And did you get that last part...um, Whiskey Butter Sauce. That's even better in concept that Butter Beer. So, yeah. I now think all pies in the universe should be topped with Whiskey Butter Sauce. Amen. Get that recipe right here.
  • Caramel Pecan Pie 8 of 15
    Caramel Pecan Pie
    Okay, we're backing down a little bit. But I have about 250 caramels left over from Halloween, so this is looking like a plan. Get the recipe right here.
  • Pecan Cheesecake Pie 9 of 15
    Pecan Cheesecake Pie
    This just looks decadent to me. Anytime you get the words 'cheese' and 'cake' anywhere near a pie, you're golden. Get the recipe here.
  • Pioneer Woman Pecan Pie 10 of 15
    Pioneer Woman Pecan Pie
    The Queen of Southern Decadence. Love every recipe she's ever put out there. She claims this is the "pie that'll make you cry." In a good way, I think. Get that recipe right here.
  • Pecan Pralines 11 of 15
    Pecan Pralines
    Or step away from the pie crust and do pralines. They're a crowd pleaser. I love Homesick Texan's recipe and you can get it right here.
  • Sweet Potato Pecan Cupcakes 12 of 15
    Sweet Potato Pecan Cupcakes
    Again there's a lot going on here, but I totally want to try this. Get the recipe right here.
  • Crunchy Pecan Bites 13 of 15
    Crunchy Pecan Bites
    My favorite part of the pie is the crust, and these look especially crusty. Get that recipe right here.
  • Pecan Pie Brownies 14 of 15
    Pecan Pie Brownies
    So there's that. Just cut to the chocolate chase and get that recipe right here.
  • Get Some Pecan Treats + Benefit Charity: Water and Sandy Relief Efforts 15 of 15
    Get Some Pecan Treats + Benefit Charity: Water and Sandy Relief Efforts
    And once you've chosen your pie, move on to some other Pecan Treats of Goodness. Check out this Etsy store I set up for a Charity: Water + Sandy Relief Efforts Fundraiser. You won't be disappointed (and you'll give back in the process). Check out the Pecan Etsy Store right here.

So currently, I am rich in my pecans. Camp Mighty is happening later this week, and I’ve been trying to think of something to do to raise money for Charity: Water (everyone who attends camp pledges to raise $200 for Charity: Water) and I also wanted to do something for the Sandy Disaster Relief efforts. So I’m doing what I can with what I have: pecans.

I’ve opened an Etsy shop (Shop con Queso) where I’m selling small batches of Texas Pecan Pralines, Texas Pecan Cookies, Spicy Texas Pecans, Texas Pecan Bourbon Balls, Toasted Texas Pecan Pesto, and Texas Pecan Pie Jam. Proceeds will go to Charity: Water and Occupy Sandy. So go check it out.

And Happy Pecan Season!

 

 

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