Top 7 Pecan Pies

Updated: Mar. 12, 2024

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, maple, bourbon and more.

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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 one, made with maple syrup and bourbon, might be it! —James SchendTaste of Home Deputy Editor

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While you’re at it, you must try Joanna Gaines’ pecan pie too.

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Praline Pumpkin Pecan Pie

My husband and I are not big fans of traditional pumpkin pie, but my mother and others are, so we must have pumpkin pie as one of the desserts at Thanksgiving. I decided to meet everyone halfway with this pumpkin pecan pie recipe and it was a hit. Now I bring it to Thanksgiving every year. My mother doesn't even feel the need to bake her own pumpkin pie! —Emily Reese, Glade Hill, Virginia
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Texas Pecan Pie

I won a blue ribbon for this pie at the Texas State Fair. Since I was in the military for more than 20 years, I didn’t really start cooking until after I retired. Now I enjoy spending my time in the kitchen. And if you can’t get enough of Lone Star State recipes with pecans, try these Texas pecan pralines. —Michelle Shockley, Wichita, Kansas
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Caramel-Pecan Apple Pie

You’ll love the smell in your kitchen—and the smiles on everybody’s faces—when you make this scrumptious caramel apple pie recipe. It takes me back home to Virginia, to my granny’s table. —Jean Castro, Phoenix, Arizona
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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

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