It's just not the holidays without some pecan pie on the table. These nutty pies and tarts offer clever and lighter twists on this classic dessert.
Very little says "holiday dessert" like pecan pie. In this collection you'll find all sorts of light, unique pecan pies and
tarts that will have your family begging for the recipe.
First up: our pretty Honey-Pecan Tart with Bittersweet Chocolate Drizzle.
Honey's sweet-tangy touch is countered by bittersweet chocolate in this twist on traditional pecan pie. If you'd like a more casual pie, you can make this in a 9-inch pie plate; you'll probably need to bake the filling an additional 3 to 5 minutes.
View Recipe: Honey-Pecan Tart with Bittersweet Chocolate Drizzle
If you're looking for an easy pecan pie recipe, this is it. To pack lots of pecans in the filling, we kept fat to a minimum
in the simple-to-make piecrust, resulting in a biscuitlike texture.
View Recipe: Classic Pecan Pie
Maple syrup and bourbon infuse the pie with distinctive sweetness. For a decadent treat, top warm pie with low-fat vanilla
View Recipe: Maple-Bourbon Pecan Pie
Brown rice syrup is a sweetener with a soft, delicate flavor. It is sold in jars in the baking section of large supermarkets
or health-food stores. You can substitute dark corn syrup in its place. You can make and freeze the unbaked crust up to a
week ahead; bake the pie up to a day in advance, and refrigerate. Remove it from the refrigerator about an hour before you
plan to serve it.
View Recipe: Pecan Pie with Spiked Cream
Rolled oats add heartiness to the filling of this classic dessert. Make the pie up to a day ahead, but store it in the refrigerator
if you do.
View Recipe: Oatmeal Pecan Pie
Make the tart a day ahead, and store it in the refrigerator. You can use a 9-inch pie plate instead: simply roll the dough
to a 13-inch circle, fold the edges under, and flute.
View Recipe: Bourbon-Pecan Tart with Chocolate Drizzle
The unexpected addition of dates to this classic pie gives the filling more body and a smooth sweetness. Don't use packaged
chopped dates, which are rolled in sugar. Instead, use moist and sticky whole dates. Coat your knife with cooking spray for
View Recipe: Pecan and Date Pie
If slicing and serving the pecan pie is more than you want to handle during the busy holidays, these pecan tassies provide
the same great pie taste in single-serving bites.
View Recipe: Pecan Tassies in Cream Cheese Pastry
The pie and sauce can each be made up to two days ahead. Cover the pie loosely with aluminum foil for the last eight minutes
of baking if it begins to brown too much.
View Recipe: Oat-Crusted Pecan Pie with Fresh Cranberry Sauce