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Pecan Cream Pie

This pecan cream pie is a fun change from the traditional pecan pie. With a whipped decadent creamy filling, this no bake dessert is sure to be a favorite for the holidays!

pecan cream pie slice on a plate

Pecan Cream Pie is the best for Thanksgiving!

Pecan Pie is always a classic dessert for the holidays, but have you heard of pecan cream pie?

You just might fall in love like I did. In fact, I think pecan cream pie and pumpkin cream pie are in the running for being even more delicious than the classics.

This no bake style pie is made with a rich whipped cream and cream cheese filling, poured into a graham crust, and chilled in the fridge.

Not only is it super simple to make, but it frees up oven space and can be made in minutes then stored in the fridge until it’s time for Thanksgiving dessert.

Pecan Cream Pie Ingredients

  • graham pie crust
  • heavy whipping cream
  • cream cheese
  • powdered sugar
  • pure maple syrup
  • chopped pecans
  • brown sugar
pecan cream pie ingredients from an overhead view

How to make Pecan Cream Pie

Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Place the pecans on a baking sheet. Once the oven is preheated, bake the pecans for 5 minutes, until lightly toasted.

I love the subtle extra nuttiness that toasting pecans adds, but you can skip this step if you want to for a totally no bake pie and just use raw pecans instead.

pecans on a baking sheet

Step 2: Add the heavy cream and powdered sugar to a mixing bowl. Beat with mixers until stiff peaks form.

Step 3: In a separate bowl, whip together the softened cream cheese, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and brown sugar. Beat until smooth.

collage image showing the different ingredients mixed in bowls

Step 4: Fold the cream cheese mixture into the whipped cream. Stir with a rubber spatula to combine.

Step 5: Pour the filling into a 9 inch no bake graham pie crust, and smooth out the top. Garnish and decorate the pie if you want to, or serve it plain. Either way is going to be delicious!

Step 6: Cover and chill the pecan cream pie in the fridge until ready to serve, or at least 2 – 3 hours. I preferred the pie once it had been chilled longer, but it really is delicious either way. This would be a great dessert to make ahead and chill overnight in the fridge.

spreading the filling into the graham pie crust

If you need a fun new Thanksgiving or Christmas dessert, you need to try this pie! No bake pies are not just great for summertime. This is a great sweet treat to make for the holidays or any kind of special occasion.

pecan cream cheese pie with whipped cream

Can you just see how creamy it is? The homemade whipped filling is so yummy. I’ll never turn down a slice of this pecan cream pie!

taking a bite of pecan pie

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taking a slice of pecan cream pie from the dish

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Pecan Cream Pie

Yield: 10 servings
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes

This pecan cream pie is the best holiday dessert! A fun change from traditional pecan pie. Decadent, delicious, and perfect for special occasions.


  • 9 oz graham pie crust
  • 1 ⅓ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 16 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ⅓ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 ¼ cups chopped pecans, plus more for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Add the pecan pieces onto a baking sheet and bake at 350 for 5 minutes, until lightly toasted.
  3. Use a handheld mixer to whip together the whipping cream and powdered sugar until stiff peaks form
  4. In a separate bowl, beat the cream cheese until fluffy, then add in the vanilla extract, brown sugar, and maple syrup and whip until smooth
  5. Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture and stir with a rubber spatula to combine. Fold in the toasted pecans
  6. Pour the pecan cream pie filling into a 9 inch graham pie crust. Garnish with whipped cream and extra pecans
  7. Chill in the fridge until ready to serve, or at least 2-3 hours, preferably overnight.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 540Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 362mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 3gSugar: 25gProtein: 8g

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Tuesday 29th of August 2023

Can I use Cool Whip instead of whipping cream?

Joy Shull

Sunday 10th of September 2023

You could, but it would make it sweeter, so you may want to lessen the sugar.


Saturday 22nd of October 2022

Can this pie be frozen?

Joy Shull

Wednesday 16th of November 2022

I have not tried freezing it so I am not sure. Report back if you try it!


Thursday 11th of August 2022

When/ where do you add the toasted pecans to the mixture?

Joy Shull

Monday 29th of August 2022

Step 5 in the instructions located in the recipe card.

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