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Top 10 Pecan Pies

We tested hundreds of recipes from across the country to find the best pecan pie types. These ooey-gooey treats are the perfect ending to a holiday meal. Find pies with caramel, cranberries, bourbon and more.

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Caramel-Pecan Cheesecake Pie

In fall or any time of year, this nutty, rich and delicious pecan pie recipe is one I am proud to serve. While it seems very special, this caramel pecan cheesecake is a snap to make. —Becky Ruff, Monona, Iowa

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The Best Pecan Pie

Pecan pie is a Thanksgiving tradition in my household, and I was on a quest to create the ultimate version—the best pecan pie recipe. I think this might be it! —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor
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Buttermilk Pecan Pie

As far as pecan pie types are concerned, this is the treasured “golden oldie” that my grandmother made so often whenever we’d come to visit. Grandma grew her own pecans, and we never tired of cracking them and picking out the meat when we knew we’d be treated to her special pie! —Mildred Sherrer, Fort Worth, Texas
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Yummy Texas Pecan Pie

This ooey-gooey pie’s luscious and creamy filling offers that good old familiar flavor so many have come to love! —Laurel Leslie, Sonora, California
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Caramel Pecan Pie

This is hands down the best pecan pie—it’s so good, it’s scary! I’m making it for Thanksgiving because there will be others around to share it with me. Here’s the trick: Toss the bag of caramels to your kid or spouse and promise they can eat whatever is left after they unwrap your 36 caramels. —Larry Crowder, Grand Blanc, Michigan
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Cranberry Pecan Pie

I first prepared this pie at Thanksgiving to share with my co-workers. It was such a success! Now I freeze cranberries while they are in season so that I can make it year-round. —Dawn Liet Hartman, Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania
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Honey Pecan Pie

Looking for a sweet ending to a special meal? This attractive pecan pie is bound to please with its traditional filling and honey-glazed pecans. —Cathy Hudak, Wadsworth, Ohio
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Bourbon-Kissed Pecan Pie

This rich pie is always on our Thanksgiving dessert table. The bourbon makes it one of my favorite pecan pie types! Find more of my recipes on my blog, A Southern Grace.—Grace Mannon, Abingdon, Virginia
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Coconut Pecan Pie

We top this with sliced bananas, whipped cream and more sliced bananas. It’s based on a recipe my mom got from a potholder she bought at the Patti’s 1880s Settlement in Grand Rivers, Kentucky. —Jennifer Choisser, Paducah, Kentucky

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Kentucky Pecan Pie

This rich, dense Kentucky pecan pie recipe is perfect for your next party. It features a delicious dark chocolate filling topped with plenty of toasted pecans. —Emily Baldwin, Fort Collins, Colorado

Katie Bandurski
Katie is an Associate Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in writing and email newsletters. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and combing through antique shops.

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