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Pecan Pie Recipe

The BEST Pecan Pie Recipe - Pecan Pie is a classic southern pie! This pie recipe is a family heirloom dessert and the perfect pie to serve for holidays and special gatherings!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best pecan pie, pecan pie, southern pecan pie
Servings: 8
Calories: 369kcal
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup light corn syrup or maple syrup
  • ½ cup butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch salt
  • 1 cup pecan halves or pieces
  • 1 unbaked pie crust


  • Preheat oven to 350º F.
  • Add granulated sugar and eggs to a large bowl. Whisk together until well-combined. Add in corn syrup, melted butter, vanilla, and salt. Stir in pecan halves and pour into unbaked pie crust.
  • Place in oven and bake 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on your oven. A piece of foil may be placed over the top for the last few minutes of baking to prevent the edges of the crust from becoming over brown.
  • You’ll want to make sure that the center of the pie does not jiggle a great deal when you move the pie pan slightly. If it does, leave it in the oven for about 5 more minutes and test again, repeating every 5 minutes or so until it just barely has any movement in the middle. It will continue to firm up once removed from the oven and cools. Also, if you touch the center of the pie, it should slightly spring back to the touch. The more you make it, the more you’ll have an eye for when it is just right to remove from the oven and not overbaked or underbaked.


Make Ahead Pecan Pie Recipe
Let the baked pecan pie cool completely and then place in the refrigerator for up 3 days. 
Freezer Friendly Pecan Pie Recipe
Once the pie has cooled completely, wrap the entire pie pan tightly with foil. Then, place the pie pan in a freezer bag, if you possible, and store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw the pie in the refrigerator overnight and then slice and serve. 


Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 129mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 450IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 0.6mg