Dessert | November 8, 2017

Old Fashioned Pecan Pie

Classic pecan pie – flakey crust meets sweet vanilla filling and heart pecans.  The perfect Thanksgiving dessert.

Homemade Pecan Pie overhead shot

EVERY Thankgiving my husband asks for pecan pie. He comes from southern roots and loves ( LOVES) a good Peeee-can Pie. Or is it Pe-con Pie? Well either way, he loves it. I’ve tried making them all, the chocolate pecan pie, the “light karo-syrup” versions, the “dark karo-syrup” versions, the grocery store versions (wink wink) in the end he has decided that he loves the ol’ fashion (nothing crazy added in) Pecan Pie’s.

The Pie Crust

I like to make my own pie crusts. Why? Because they are easy (only a few ingredients that are probably already in your cupboard) and fast (like seriously 10 minutes top) and all that means they also save you money. Here is our famous pie crust recipe just click. 

Roll your pie crust out and place in a 9 inch pan. You can crimp or do what you like with the edges. Sometimes I do a simple pattern with a fork. Other times I love to use the extra dough for braids or pie cutters to make fun decorative designs.

crust being braided, roller nearby for a pecan pie

How to make pecan pie filling

1.Now that the crust is ready, were going to start by filling it with 2 cups of pecans.

pie filling being put into crust for a pecan pie

2. In a separate bowl, mix all wet ingredients as instructed in recipe card. Whisk them together for a couple of minutes to make sure all of the ingredients are all incorporated.

ingredients for making pecan pie filling

3. Then, simply pour in the filling on top the pecans inside your pie crust!

Homemade Pecan Pie filling being put into crust

4. Finish off the crust with your favorite designs and bake!

Homemade Pecan Pie before being baked

5. Let it cool and the pecan pie will thicken. We love to serve it with fresh whipped topping.

Homemade Pecan Pie finished product


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Pecan Pie
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Easy and delicious pecan pie

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pecan pie
Servings: 8
Calories: 403 kcal
Author: Desarae
  • 2 cups pecans
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup dark karo syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 teaspoon cornstarch
  1. Prepare your 9 inch (or 8 would be ok too) pie by making pie crust or buying a pre made crust. (make sure it is thawed if from frozen section.)
  2. In a separate bowl lightly beat eggs, and add karl syrip, vanilla, sugar, cornstarch and slowly add butter.
  3. Add pecans to the pie crust then pour liquid over.
  4. Bake at 425 for 10 minutes. Then Turn oven to 350 for another 30 minutes.
  5. Let cool before serving.
  6. Serve with whipped cream.
Nutrition Facts
Pecan Pie
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cup)
Calories 403 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 76mg25%
Sodium 140mg6%
Potassium 143mg4%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 42g47%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 280IU6%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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