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Upside-Down Pecan Skillet Bread

What do you make when you have a cup of chopped pecans? Why you make yummy Upside-Down Pecan Skillet Bread of course! 

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I love pecans. They go great in so many recipes and thanks to my mom, I always a supply in my freezer. My parents have several pecan trees on their farm that supply my family with these delicious gems. For instance, you just gotta try these homemade caramel pecan clusters!!! They are super easy to make and a wonderful snack to serve to your family and friends. 

Upside-Down Pecan Skillet Bread

Okay, let’s talk about this great recipe for Upside-Down Pecan Skillet Bread. It starts with combining a mixture of pecans, tossed together with melted butter and brown sugar together in a small saucepan.

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Once the mixture is thoroughly heated, it is placed in the bottom of a well-greased cast iron skillet

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The next step is to make the bread dough and spread it evenly over top of the pecan mixture. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the center is set and the top is golden brown. You can see in the picture above where I poked the center with a toothpick a couple of times to check if the dough was finished baking.

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When the Upside-Down Skillet Bread is finished baking, immediately flip it onto a platter or wooden cutting board. I allowed the bread to cool for just a few minutes, then drizzled a little homemade maple icing over each slice. Well, you can imagine just how wonderful my kitchen smelled after I took this Upside-Down Pecan Skillet Bread out of the oven. Yep! Pretty tasty!!! style=

Upside-Down Pecan Skillet Bread

Yields 8 - 10 servings

15 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • Icing:
  • 1 teaspoon butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 to 3 drops maple extract
  • Approximately 2 teaspoons milk, or enough to make icing the right consistency to drizzle.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Sift first 5 ingredients together.
  3. Stir in oil, egg and milk.
  4. In a small saucepan, melt butter, add brown sugar and nuts.
  5. Cook, stirring 3 to 5 minutes.
  6. Pour nut mixture into well greased 9-inch cast iron skillet.
  7. Spoon batter on top.
  8. Bake 25 to 30 minutes.
  9. Immediately turn upside-down on a platter.
  10. Allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  11. Cut into wedges.
  12. Drizzle icing over each slice.
  13. Serve.

This bread is perfect to serve with turkey meatballs, ham, chicken, pork, and steak.

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