The Sweetest Pecan Nut Recipes

Words: Stéphanie Pereira

The classic pecan pie is the go-to pecan nut dessert to make. But there’s more to the delicious nut than just pie. Take a look at some of our pecan recipes – from bread puddings to cake and pastry.

Pecan & Pear Sticky caramel Pudding
Coffee Chiffon Cake with Pecan Nut Brittle

Pecan & Pear Sticky Caramel Pudding

This recipe is specifically adapted for the braai. With a blob of good vanilla ice cream, it’s the perfect end to a successful braai.

Recipe for Pecan & Pear Sticky Caramel Pudding.

Coffee Chiffon Cake with Pecan Nut Brittle

The coffee chiffon cake with pecan nut brittle is a comforting dessert that is perfect to share with friends and family for those special occasions.

Recipe for Coffee Chiffon Cake with Pecan Nut Brittle.

Banana & Pecan Cake with Salted Caramel
Classic Carrot Cake

Banana & Pecan Cake with Salted Caramel

This cake is a real crowd-pleaser. Layers of moist banana nut cake with a sweet and salty caramel drizzle – teatime bliss!

Recipe for Banana & Pecan Cake with Salted Caramel.

Classic Carrot Cake

This is a really forgiving cake to make because it remains so moist and with a layer of rich cream cheese icing it really is a slice of heaven.

Recipe for Classic Carrot Cake.

Apple, Cinnamon and Pecan Nut Puff Pastry Rolls

The smell of toasty nuts and cinnamon with warm pastry is something truly magical. Can’t you just picture curling up with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate eating these amazing pastries?

Recipe for Apple, Cinnamon and Pecan Nut Puff Pastry Rolls.

Carrot Cake Muffins with Whipped Lemon Cream Cheese Icing

Try these delicious carrot cake muffins topped with a smooth cream cheese icing and toasted pecan nuts. A quick and easy treat to prepare for teatime.

Recipe for Carrot Cake Muffins with Whipped Lemon Cream Cheese Icing.

Salted Caramel Pecan Nut Pie
Healthier Maple Pecan Pie

Salted Caramel Pecan Nut Pie

An absolute classic – this version adds a twist of salted caramel for extra delish factor.

Recipe for Salted Caramel Pecan Nut Pie.

Healthier Maple Pecan Pie

The gluten-free base is made from a combination of coconut and almond flours. And the filling uses maple syrup and dates for natural sweetness to eliminate refined sugars but still get the delicious sweetness of a classic pecan nut pie.

Recipe for Healthier Maple Pecan Pie.

White Choc Pecan Bread & Butter Pudding with Marshmallow Sauce
Pecan & Pear Pain Perdu

White Choc Pecan Bread & Butter Pudding with Marshmallow Sauce

You’ll never look at bread and butter pudding the same after you’ve tried this recipe. Decadent sweetness to the next level!

Recipe for White Choc Pecan Bread & Butter Pudding with Marshmallow Sauce.

Pecan & Pear Pain Perdu

Another version of a bread & butter pudding that will change your perception about the dish completely.

Recipe for Pecan & Pear Pain Perdu.

Pecan nuts are glorious treats of the earth, but how much do you actually know about nuts? Have a look at this nut guide for everything you need to know about nuts – with recipes!

Check out our guide to nuts here.

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