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deconstructed pecan log dessert

★★★★★ 4
a recipe by
Gayla Williams
Tupelo, MS

I love pecan logs. This is my take on a deconstructed pecan log for dessert. KEEP REFRIGERATED

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When I travel and come across a pecan log, I always treat myself. If you're not familiar with a pecan log, it's a nougat candy coated in fresh caramel and pecans. So, when I saw this recipe, I knew I had to try it. Boy, I'm glad I did. It's super sweet, with a crunchy texture from the nuts. Super easy to make, the outcome is delicious and really tastes like a pecan log!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 4
serves 12
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For deconstructed pecan log dessert

  • 2 c
    chopped pecans
  • 1/2 stick
    butter (softened to room temp)
  • 1/4 c
  • 1 8 oz
    cream cheese
  • 3/4 lb
    powdered sugar
  • 1 lg
    container Cool Whip, 16 oz.
  • 1 jar
    caramel ice cream topping, 12 oz.

How To Make deconstructed pecan log dessert

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350.
  • 2
    1st Layer: Mix all ingredients and press into bottom of baking dish. Cook at 350 until golden brown. 10 to 15 minutes. Allow to cool completely.
  • 3
    2nd Layer: 8 oz cream cheese - 1 lb powdered sugar - 1 lg container Cool Whip. Mix all ingredients thoroughly. Pour on top of pecans.
  • 4
    Topping - Pour 1 jar of caramel ice cream topping on the filling. KEEP REFRIGERATED, "Voila" Enjoy :)