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Pecan Pie Dip

5 from 5 votes
Total Time: 20 mins

This Pecan Pie Dip is a delicious combination of creamy no bake cheesecake and gooey pecan pie filling! It takes only minutes to whip up, is the perfect party snack, and you get all the flavor of pie without the hassle. Serve it with pie crust chips or your favorite dippers.

Find my Pie Crust Cookie Chips recipe here! Make my Pumpkin Pie Dip and Caramel Apple Pie Dip too while you’re at it. SO GOOD! If you want more pecan, try my Pecan Upside Down Cake.

Pecan Pie Dip surrounded by pie crust chips, Nilla wafers, pecans, fall leaves.

Why You’ll LOVE My Pecan Pie Dip Recipe

  1. Everything you love about Pecan Pie without the hassle of pie: crustless, no bake, and a generous amount of cheesecake filling.
  2. It can be made ahead of time making it the perfect dish to serve for the holidays. It tastes even better the next day in my opinion!
  3. Only 10 simple ingredients needed, and most of them are already in your pantry.

Watch This Quick Video Tutorial:

Ingredients for Pecan Pie Dip

There are two delicious parts to this recipe, no bake cheesecake bottom and a pecan pie filling on top.

Pecan Pie Filling

  • Chopped Pecans: I recommend buying whole, unsalted, and lightly roasted pecans. When you chop them, don’t go overboard, you want them in bite sized pieces that are not too big and not too small.
  • Brown Sugar: You can use light or dark brown sugar, whichever you have on hand.
  • Corn Syrup: Light corn syrup is best in this recipe. I find the dark corn syrup to be a bit too molasses-ey for this.
  • Unsalted Butter: Cut the butter into cubes so it will evenly melt into your mixture. If you only have salted butter, just omit the salt in the recipe.
  • Egg: The filling needs a binder and this does a great job at it. It doesn’t need to be at room temperature either.
  • Vanilla Extract: For another flavor note in our filling.
  • Salt: This helps to cut through the sweet a bit.

No Bake Cheesecake

  • Cream Cheese: This should be softened so you do not get large lumps as you mix. I recommend full fat cream cheese for this, reduced fat leaves an odd taste.
  • Cool Whip: You can use this or you can make your own whipped cream.
  • Powdered Sugar: This gives the dip subtle sweetness and stability.
Ingredients all measured and laid out to make the Pecan Pie Dip.

How To Make Pecan Pie Dip

This is a short summary of the steps, the recipe card below will have more details.

  1. Cook the Pecan Pie Topping on the stove.
  2. Whip together the No Bake Cheesecake using a hand mixer or stand mixer.
  3. Construct the Pecan Pie Dip.
  4. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. This not only helps the flavors to deepen and further develop, but it tastes even better.
  5. Serve with your favorite dippers. I give some examples in the next section.

What Dippers to Serve With Pecan Pie Dip

Hand dipping a pie crust chip in the dip to see layers of no bake cheesecake filling and gooey pecan pie filling.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Why is my no bake cheesecake chunky?

This is most likely because your cream cheese was too cold which kept it from becoming light and fluffy when whipped. Another reason may be because you did not whip the mixture for long enough or well enough.

Can Pecan Pie Dip be made ahead of time?

Yes, it can be made the day before you plan on serving it. Just make sure you store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The pecan pie filling will slightly harden overnight, just set it out at room temperature an hour before you plan on serving it.

How many does this Pecan Pie Dip serve?

This recipe yields around 2 cups of dip which will feed 8 to 10 people (if they eat a 1/4 cup serving). Doubling this recipe will feed 16 to 20 people and tripling it 24 to 28. I recommend spreading this dip in a large, shallow dish. This makes it easier for party guests to serve themselves.

Can I make this without the egg?

YES! Substitute the egg by making a slurry (whisk together 2 tablespoons of water and 1 teaspoon of cornstarch). This is going to help the pecan pie mixture thicken without using the egg.

A scoop of dip taken out of the serving dish to show layers of no bake cheesecake filling and pecan pie filling.

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Pecan Pie Dip surrounded by pie crust chips, pecans, fall leaves.

Pecan Pie Dip

Elizabeth Swoish
This recipe is everything you love about Pecan Pie without the hassle of making pie. It is layers of creamy cheesecake, rich pecan pie filling, served with crunchy pie crust chips! With only 10 simple ingredients, this Pecan Pie Dip will be your go to holiday dish to pass!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Dessert, Snack
Servings 8 (1/4 cup each)
Calories 360 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

No Bake Cheesecake

  • 8 ounces cream cheese; softened
  • 4 ounces whipped cream; half a tub of Cool Whip
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Pecan Pie Topping

  • ¾ cup pecans; chopped (plus more for topping)
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • cup light corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter; cubed
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Instructions
 

  • To a small saucepan, add all the ingredients for the pecan pie topping (chopped pecans, brown sugar, light corn syrup, cubed unsalted butter, egg, vanilla extract, and salt).
  • Combine all the ingredients together and cook over medium heat until it begins to simmer.
  • Stir frequently, to avoid burning, continue to cook the filling until it has thickened (about 5 minutes).
  • Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
    Gooey pecan pie filling in a saucepan after it has been cooked on the stove.
  • In a medium sized bowl whip together the softened cream cheese, Cool Whip, and powdered sugar with a whisk, hand mixer, or stand mixer (about 5 minutes).
  • Into a serving dish, spread out the cream cheese mixture.
    Layer 1. No bake cheesecake filling made with cream cheese, cool whip, and powdered sugar.
  • Top with the cooled pecan pie topping and more chopped pecans. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes (up to 2 days) before serving**.
    Layer 2. Pecan Pie filling that is full of pecans, brown sugar, and flavor.

Video

Notes

**NOTE: The pecan pie filling will harden the longer it is in the refrigerator, just set it out at room temperature an hour or so before you plan on serving it.
 

Make It Egg Free: 

  • Substitute the egg by making a slurry (whisk together 2 tablespoons of water and 1 teaspoon of cornstarch). This is going to help the pecan pie mixture thicken without using the egg.
 

Storing Information:

  • Refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 4 days. 
  • I do not recommend freezing this dip.
 

Dippers To Serve With Pecan Pie Dip:

 

Serving For A Party:

  • This recipe yields 2 cups of dip which will feed 8 to 10 people (1/4 cup serving). Doubling this recipe will feed 16 to 20 people and tripling it 24 to 28.
  • I recommend spreading this dip in a large, shallow dish. This makes it easier for party guests to serve themselves.
Keyword NO BAKE, NO BAKE DIP, PECAN PIE, PECAN PIE DIP, PIE DIP

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By Elizabeth Swoish on October 3rd, 2022

11 thoughts on “Pecan Pie Dip”

  1. 5 stars
    On Instagram and saw the recipe for the pumpkin pie dip and then located the pecan pie dip. Was looking for a quick alternative to making pies for Thanksgiving. Did both recipes and both turned out great and super easy to put together. A hit with family and in particular with kids ages 5 through 17. Will be doing pie dips for Christmas dinner this year as well.

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  2. 5 stars
    Holy moly!!!!! THE ABSOLUTE BEST THING IVE EVER HAD!!!! I am not a cream cheese fan and I almost ate the whole batch!!! Just made it again tonight for thanksgiving tmrw!!!! Can’t wait to dig in again!!!!

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  3. 5 stars
    This pecan pie dip is so delicious 🤤 it is so easy and fun to make and the pie crust chips are so delicious with the dip !! I will be making this for thanksgiving every one will love it 😍

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  4. 5 stars
    Y’all HAVE to try this recipe! It will be a hit at your next party. I doubled the recipe and honestly I probably should have tripled it. It was gone before I knew it. I’ve already been requested to make one for my friends birthday “cake”!! 😂 It’s better after a day or two so go ahead and make it early!

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  5. Absolutely delicious! I plan to make this again for Thanksgiving AND Christmas! Love this recipe and plan to try more because this one was so very good!

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