Looking for the best pecan pie recipe? Want some easy bakes or light salads? See our best pecan recipes, including simple cookies, cheesy scones and a hearty bread and butter pudding.


For more ideas, see our ground almond recipes, cashew recipes or our easy walnut recipes. Learn more about the nutritional benefits of different types of nuts with our health guide.

Best pecan recipes

Maple pecan cookies

Celebrate the classic North American condiment, maple syrup, in this easy cookie recipe. Dot with pecan nuts and serve with a cup of coffee for a moreish afternoon nibble.

A selection of small cookies dotted with pecan nuts, with a cup of coffee on the side

Cheddar and pecan scones

Whip up a batch of these nutty savoury scones for an easy weekend treat to serve friends and family.

Cheese Scone Recipe with Pecans

Farro, grilled peach and pecan salad

Here, grilled peaches deliver a satisfying sweetness balanced by the zing of lime-pickled shallots and the smoky nuttiness of toasted pecans, all making for a vibrant vegan salad.

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Date and pecan loaf with pomegranate molasses

Use pomegranate molasses in this easy bake to make it extra sweet and moist. Serve with a scoop of ice cream and an extra drizzle of molasses for an indulgent dessert.

Date and Pecan Loaf Recipe with Pomegranate Molasses

Pecan pie

Bake this sweet 'n' salty pecan pie for a dinner-party dessert, teatime treat or even a Thanksgiving celebration. Enjoy it with vanilla ice cream or crème fraîche.

Pecan pie cut into slices

Barbecued carrot, ricotta and toasted pecans

If you've never grilled a carrot before, do it now with this epic barbecue side dish.

BBQ Carrot Side Dish Recipe

Maple-pecan crumpet bread and butter pudding

Try a new spin on that old British classic, bread and butter pudding. We’ve jazzed the recipe up by using crumpets, pecans and maple syrup. It’s rich, indulgent and a great idea for feeding a crowd without fuss.

Crumpet Bread and Butter Pudding

Salted caramel and pecan cheesecake pots

Check out our cheesecake pots with salted caramel and crunchy pecans. These mini cheesecakes are simple to make and perfect for a quick and easy dessert to end your dinner party.

Caramel Pecan Cheesecake Pots Recipe

Pecan praline ice cream

Master your own praline, then make a custard-based ice cream, mix in the caramel-pecan nuts and freeze for a grown-up summer treat.

Butter Pecan Ice Cream Recipe

Orange, pecan and cannellini salad with sautéed fennel and golden raisins

Persian cooking guru Sabrina Ghayour knows how to throw a party. Pair this gluten-free, low-calorie zingy salad with some of her other easy recipes (such as her lamb kofta puffs with tahini and tomato sauce or spiced cod fritters with harissa honey dip) to create an impressive sharing spread.

Cannellini Bean Salad Recipe with Orange And Raisins

Cinnamon-spiced pecan and cranberry duff

This recipe from Felicity Cloake is a New England take on the traditional British upside-down cake. It’s often made with apples from America’s north-east, but here cranberries and pecans provide a sharp, crunchy counterpoint to the rich, buttery batter. Great served warm with ice cream, or at room temperature with a cup of tea.

Cinnamon-spiced pecan and cranberry duff

Baked camembert with pecans, rosemary and olive oil toasts

A touch of sweet almonds (from a crushed amaretti biscuit) brings another slightly sweet dimension to this luxurious dish of molten camembert. Great for sharing with drinks.

Baked Camembert Recipe With Pecans, Rosemary And Olive Oil Toasts

Milk chocolate and pecan torte

This immense chocolate and pecan torte is foolproof if you're gathering friends for dinner. Using milk chocolate along with dark keeps this silky smooth dessert a little more mellow in flavour.

Milk Chocolate and Pecan Torte Recipe

Coffee cake with pecan brittle

Classic coffee cake is one of our all-time favourite afternoon treats. In this recipe, we've given it a modern twist to include deliciously crunchy pecan brittle.

Coffee Cake Recipe with Pecan Brittle

Goat’s curd, pickled cherry and pecan toasts

This recipe for goat's curd, pickled cherry and pecan toasts makes a great, simple veggie snack or light lunch. You could even serve it as a starter.


Chocolate chunk pecan cookies

Chunky, nutty and oh-so-moreish, these cookies are best enjoyed with a cuppa, or you can package them up for an edible gift. Perhaps make a large batch and cover both bases...

Pile of chocolate chunk pecan cookies, tied with string

Chocolate brownie pecan tart

What's better than a brownie? A chocolate brownie-filled tart with a crisp pecan topping. This rich dessert is easily made ahead if you are entertaining. Serve with creme fraiche or ice-cream.

Chocolate Brownie Pecan Tart Recipe

Maple and pecan cake

Soft sponge studded with crunchy pecans, smothered in a creamy yet tangy orange and maple syrup frosting – this is a feast for the senses.



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