Happy National Pecan Day! Celebrate this fabulous nut by whipping up pecan pies and pecan sandies a whole slew of other fantastic pecan infused desserts! The nut may seem a humble addition to a dessert - even sometimes considered an "extra," not necessary to the overall deliciousness of a dish - but in these desserts, pecans take center stage and own it to the fullest. Enjoy the crunchy, subtle flavor of these nutty baked goods this weekend!

Caramel Pecan Bun Muffins from What's Cookin, Chicago?

Caramel Pecan Bun Muffins

Pecan Tart from Chocolates & Figs

Pecan Tart

Maple Pecan Shortbread from Closet Cooking

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Caramel Pecan Bars from xai eats a lot

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Buttermilk Orange Pecan Cookies from In Praise of Leftovers

Buttermilk Orange Pecan Cookies

Turtle Pretzel Cheesecake from girl meets bowl

Turtle Pretzel Cheesecake