7 Sweet, Nutty Spins on Pecan Pie

Go nuts with pecan bars, sticky buns, and an amazing walnut pie

It's hard to improve on the already perfect, classic pecan pie. But that doesn't stop us from toying with decadent ice cream pies or sweet and salty brittles. Here are seven spins on the basic pecan model for when you want something besides a second slice.

Honey-Nut Tart with Chocolate Rye Crust, Late Winter Feast

Honey-Nut Tart with Chocolate Rye Crust

The gooey filling in this tart is held together by a rye flour crust that gets its structure, and depth, from chocolate.Bill Phelps

Pecans, almonds, walnuts and pine nuts wrapped in honey and topped with sea salt—then baked in a chocolate and rye crust. A perfect sweet and salty dessert.

Blue Ribbon Pecan Pie

Blue Ribbon Pecan Pie

The toffee-like interior and beautiful bronze top layer of halved pecans won Rubyane Surritte first place in the pie contest at Oklahoma's Drummond Ranch. Get the recipe for Blue Ribbon Pecan Pie »James Roper

Chopped pecans in the inside, halved roasted pecans on the outside, and sweet and buttery all around.

Pecan Sticky Buns

Pecan Sticky Buns
Three types of sugar sweeten this recipe for sticky buns swirled with cinnamon and drizzled with pecan sauce.Ingalls Photography

Sticky buns = our favorite way to fatten up in the morning.

Pecan Pie Ice Cream Pie

Pecan Pie Ice Cream Pie

Pecans are mixed into the crust and the vanilla ice cream, ensuring each bite is filled with buttery, sweet nuts.Maxime Iattoni

Butter pecan x pecan pie = the best of both worlds.

Pecan Pie Brittle

Pecan Pie Brittle

This twist on traditional pecan pie provides a snack-able ending to any holiday feast.Todd Coleman

A snackable brittle that takes the best part of pecan pie—the gooey filling—and leaves the crust behind.

Brown Butter Walnut Pie with Sour Whipped Cream

Brown Butter Walnut Pie with Sour Whipped Cream

Browned butter accentuates the flavor of earthy walnuts and a sour cream topping offsets the richness of the filling for a balanced, delectable dessert.Andrew Ingalls

Walnuts' sophisticated bittersweet flavor makes for an amazing spin on simple pecan pie.

Pecan Squares
Walnuts may be substituted for pecans in these soft, rich, and chewy cookies.Farideh Sadeghin

Pecan pie in an easy-to-slice bar form.