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 & FigsPecan Tart

Maple Pecan Shortbread from Brittany's PantryMaple Pecan Shortbread

Pralines and Cream Ice Cream from Sweet TwistPralines and Cream Ice Cream

Maple, Apple, and Pecan Turnovers from The Bite HouseMaple, Apple, and Pecan Turnovers

Mini Chocolate-Pecan Biscotti from Toast SoldierMini Chocolate-Pecan Biscotti

Caramel Pecan Bars from xai eats a lotCaramel Pecan Bars

Maple Rum Pecan Cupcakes with Candied Bacon from The Kitchen WitchMaple Rum Pecan Cupcakes with Candied Bacon

Buttermilk Orange Pecan Cookies from In Praise of LeftoversButtermilk Orange Pecan Cookies

Turtle Pretzel Cheesecake from girl meets bowlTurtle Pretzel Cheesecake

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