easy pecan pie recipe

I like dessert and am usually not picky when it’s time to eat.  But if you give me a choice of two things, I’m going straight for the pecan pie.  Served warm with a nice scoop of vanilla ice cream on top?  Yes, please!  That spells delish in so many languages! 


When I was in college, I was given an easy Pecan Pie recipe that I made for my soon-to-be husband.  Since then, it’s been a favorite in our house and a dessert my children have come to ask for, too!  If you’re going to a dinner party, you can definitely make these into smaller individual pies – just use a muffin pan and cut your pie crust to fit (in that case, I’d use the packages of pie crust and cut to size using a large glass).  Either way you make this, it’s sure to make you, your family and your guests happy!

Pecan Pie

1 cup light or dark Corn Syrup
3 eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 and 1/2 cup whole pecans
1 (9-inch) unbaked deep-dish pie crust

Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees.  In a medium bowl, mix the corn syrup, eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla.  Stir in pecans (they will rise to the top during the baking process).  Pour the filling into the unbaked pie crust and bake on the center rack of your oven for 60 minutes.

Cool for 1-2 hours on a wire rack before serving.  (Yes, you have to wait that long! Your patience will be worth it, though!) 

*The pie is done when the center surface is firm or springs back up when done.  If the center is jiggly, the pie needs to bake longer.  If your crust is browning too much, cover outer edges with thin strips of aluminum foil. (You may have to piece strips together to make it work for the circle.)



  1. Tamra Elle Reply

    I came across this recipe today. I couldn’t wait to try it for dinner. It was amazing! Thank you!!

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  3. Paula Barkley Reply

    This is similar to my family recipe. We always use chopped pecans as it is easier to cut the pie, we also use 1/4 cup butter. And always use Light Corn Syrup, I have used Splenda Sugar Blend for baking but reduce it to 1/2 cup or it will be way too sweet. This is a go to for all of our family holiday meals and it really is simple, the hardest part is waiting for it to cook and enjoy.

  4. I tweeked a few things with this recipe and it turned out delicious..
    I used 1 cup brown sugar and no granulated sugar, 1 cup pecan pieces, 4 tbsp unsalted butter, the rest of ingredients remain the same.. I did use a deep dish crust also.
    Preheated the oven to 350° and covered loosely with foil while baking the first 30 minutes. After the first 30 minutes- remove foil and bake 30-35 minutes longer..
    Was very delicious with rave compliments.. 😁

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