Pecan Pie

Sticky-sweet pecan pie is a southern staple made with pecans, eggs and sugar. To riff on this holiday dessert classic, we love adding blueberries, chocolate, candied ginger or bourbon to the mix, topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. One of our favorite pies to bake on Thanksgiving is this apple-pecan hybrid. Use a premade shell and just a handful of ingredients for a supereasy treat that’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Or try turning pecan pie [https://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/pecan-pie-bars] into dessert bars; they’re simpler to serve, and none of the syrupy and nutty flavor will be lost. Whether you’re a pecan pie purist or want to shake things up, Food & Wine has a recipe for every occasion.

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Chocolate Pecan Pie with Bourbon

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David Leibovitz’s Chocolate Pecan Pie with Bourbon is everything you want in a easy holiday dessert. The all-butter piecrust is a cinch to throw together thanks to your food processor, and the dough can be made weeks or months in advance and frozen, if you’d like to get ahead. A nip of sweet, caramel-scented bourbon adds depth to the traditional super-sweet filling; chocolate levels it up with its rich texture and just a hint of balancing bitterness. Leave some of the pecans whole to give this classic Thanksgiving pie a slightly more refined look, and serve it next to your favorite pumpkin pie.

Bourbon-Pecan Pie

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This easy pecan pie tastes of dark caramel, toasted nuts and a little bit of bourbon. Cheryl Day designed the recipe to work with a range of less-refined sweeteners, from honey to cane syrup. The supereasy press-in crust means you don’t even need a rolling pin. Slideshow:  More Thanksgiving Pecan Pie Recipes 

Pecan Pie with Candied Ginger and Rum

For a wonderful contrast to the sweetness of her pecan pie, master baker Alice Medrich adds minced candied ginger and a splash of rum to the filling. Slideshow: Great Pecan Pie Recipes 

Chocolate Pecan Pie

Dark chocolate gives this classic dish a deep flavor and fudgy texture.Plus: Ultimate Thanksgiving GuidePlus: More Dessert Recipes and Tips

MoKan Nut Pie

This riff on pecan pie from Kansas City, Missouri, chef Megan Garrelts is called MoKan because it refers to Missouri and Kansas; when Megan makes it, she uses Missouri pecans and Kansas black walnuts. It has a great flaky crust and plenty of fragrant nuts, with a classic sticky pecan pie filling. Slideshow: More Pie Recipes 

Texas State Fair Pecan Pie

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This extraordinarily rich and sweet pecan pie was the winner at the 1996 State Fair of Texas State pie competition, which Dean Fearing helped judge. "Out of 140 pies, this one was it," he says. "Her name was Bobby Lee; she never told me her last name."Plus: Ultimate Thanksgiving Guide More Pecan Pie Recipes

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Georgia Pecan Pie

A classic Thanksgiving dessert, this gooey pecan pie recipe is Los Angeles chef Lee Hefter’s favorite. Top it with a ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. Plus:  More Dessert Recipes and Tips 

Brown Butter Pecan Pie with Espresso Dates

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At Sofra Bakery & Cafe in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Maura Kilpatrick is known for her ingenious blending of American and Middle Eastern flavors. Here she balances sweet Medjool dates with bitter espresso and toasty brown butter for a pie that might look familiar but is surprisingly complex. Slideshow: More Pie and Tart Recipes