Easy Pecan Pie Recipe

This homemade pecan pie is a classic old-fashioned dessert that’s perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas. It has the best combination of sweet and salty! Plus, it’s so easy to make that the kids can help with every step of this recipe. Give it a try and you’ll see why it’s our family’s favorite pecan pie recipe!

Looking for more pecan dessert ideas? Make sure to try my Pecan Pie Bars or my Chocolate Pecan Pie!

Easy Pecan Pie is an easy pie recipe, that can be made ahead and is a classic!

 I’ve partnered with Karo® Syrup for this easy and delicious recipe.

An Easy Homemade Pecan Pie Recipe

I don’t typically bake pies all year round. I suppose I reserve my pie baking for special occasions and holidays. I’m not really sure why that is, because they really aren’t difficult to make, especially the recipe that I am going to share with you today, this Classic EASY Pecan Pie recipe!

This Pecan Pie recipe is so quick, I should really make it a year-round dessert. Because while Pecan Pie is just about as important to your Thanksgiving meal as the turkey, I kind of feel like it should get some love on a random Wednesday in March as well. Let’s make it happen!

Easy Pecan Pie Recipe | The BEST Classic Pecan Pie for the Holidays!

What is Pecan Pie?

Pecan Pie is Southern baking at its finest. It’s made from pecans, with a filling that includes butter, sugar, eggs, and Karo® Corn Syrup. The subtle sweetness of the Karo® Corn Syrup is what really sets this recipe apart from the rest.

And, this is the perfect pie recipe for beginners, or for kids to get involved in the holiday meal prep.

This Pecan Pie recipe is easy and classic. It takes only minutes to prepare!

How to Make Pecan Pie

The steps for this recipe are so easy. All you do is mix together your Karo® Corn Syrup (you can use light or dark), your eggs, granulated sugar, butter, vanilla, and pecans!

You can certainly make your own pie crust, and I have a really great pie crust recipe here on my site, but for a time saver, which is great when you’re trying to prepare for a big meal, you can also use a frozen deep dish pie crust, or even the rolled up crusts. I love taking any short cuts I can around the holidays, when I have a lot of different dishes to prepare.

Trust me, the filling of this pie is the start of the show, so it doesn’t matter too much what kind of crust you use!

Pecan pie is a classic and easy pie recipe, prepared in just minutes!

You can enjoy your pie with ice cream on top, whipped cream, or on it’s own. The crunchy pecans, paired with the sweet filling, is guaranteed to bit a hit.

The beauty of this Easy Pecan Pie recipe is that the prep time is less than 10 minutes, and you can make it in advance, so you’re not struggling with desserts the day of your family gathering. It’s a fantastic recipe, that you can rely on to turn out perfectly every time.

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Easy Pecan Pie Recipe

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield Yield: serves 10 1x
  • Category Category: Pie
  • Method Method: Baking
  • Cuisine Cuisine: Dessert

Description:

This homemade pecan pie is a classic old-fashioned dessert that’s perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas. It has the best combination of sweet and salty! Plus, it’s so easy to make that the kids can help with every step of this recipe.


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Karo® Light OR Dark Corn Syrup
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 11/2 cups (6 ounces) coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1 (9-inch) unbaked OR frozen deep-dish pie crust

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Mix Karo® Light Corn Syrup, eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla using a spoon or a rubber spatula. Stir in pecans and pour the mixture into pie crust.
  3. Bake on center rack of oven for 60 to 70 minutes. Cool for at least 2 hours on wire rack before serving.

Notes:

If you are using a prepared frozen pie crust, place cookie sheet in oven and preheat oven as directed. Pour filling into frozen crust and bake on preheated cookie sheet.

The pie is done when center reaches 200°F. Tap center surface of pie lightly – it should spring back when done. If pie crust is over-browning, cover edges with foil.

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Melissa
November 25, 2020 4:37 pm

I have the pie crust that are rolled, can I use these for this recipe?

Bridgett
November 25, 2020 1:47 pm

Hi – I’m about to make this recipe in a 9-inch deep-dish frozen pie shell. The one thing that’s different about your instructions is to bake it on a preheated cookie sheet. I’m surprised that doesn’t overcook the bottom of the crust! And it’s weird pouring the filling into a straight-from-the-freezer shell (rather than pre-baking it)…but everyone seems to do that these days! I’m concerned the crust will come out soggy. But these new frozen crusts must have figured out how to get around that!!!

Debbie
November 24, 2020 4:38 pm

Are the pecans salted?

deborah
November 22, 2020 1:56 pm

Can I make this in a tart shell instead of a regular pie dish.

Ambrosia Essex
November 22, 2020 11:20 am

Is this recipe for a deep-dish or regular pie crust?

Sandra duke
November 24, 2020 12:50 pm
Reply to  Shelly

I don’t have a deep dish, I have 2 regular dish . Can I alter the ingredients or would this recipe do 2 regular crust ?

chris
November 21, 2020 7:16 pm

I want to use this recipe but do not have deep dish pie crust, Anybody alter the ingredients for regular pie crust?

laquita c haynes
November 23, 2020 7:29 pm
Reply to  chris

This recipe would easily make 2 regular crust pies.

Sue
November 25, 2020 2:53 pm
Reply to  chris

You can reduce the recipe by 1/3 and it won’t over fill but will be a little on the smaller (shallower side) IE: 2/3 C. Sugar, 2/3 C. cornsyrup, 2 eggs, 2/3 tsp vanilla, 1 C. Pecans , and 1 & 1/3 Tbl. Butter. check on it after 40 minutes and probably will take 50 min or so but better safe than sorry 😉

Beverly
November 21, 2020 6:20 pm

I just made this and it was super easy and delicious! Will definitely make it again.

Victoria
November 24, 2020 4:41 pm
Reply to  Beverly

did you chop pecans or use havles?

Bronwyn
November 21, 2020 2:49 am

Have you ever tried making this pie without the crust?

Linda
November 20, 2020 11:22 am

Great, basic recipe For added depth of flavor, toast the pecans…makes a huge difference! I also substitute kahlua for the vanilla. Yum!

Brooke
November 16, 2020 3:47 pm

Since I’m using a premade crust and then bringing the pie to a family function, I was wondering how it holds up/how to transport it? If I’m using a frozen crust, can I preheat the pie dish and then bake and cool it in that?

laquita c haynes
November 23, 2020 7:30 pm
Reply to  Brooke

This is the easiest pie to transport! It’s good at room temp so no need to reheat.

Alison
November 10, 2020 9:42 pm

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Sara
November 10, 2020 12:32 pm

Can I use molasses instead of corn syrup since I don’t have any corn syrup at home?

Deb
November 9, 2020 12:39 am

Can i add chocolate chips?

Laura
November 5, 2020 12:28 pm

I doubled the filling because I used a bigger pan, how long should I bake it for and at what temperature?

Last edited 20 days ago by Laura
Sherlin
November 1, 2020 11:08 pm

Can you freeze this?

Cindy
November 20, 2020 9:53 am
Reply to  Shelly

When you freeze the pie how long does it need to thaw?

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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