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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Sarah
September 19, 2020 12:03 pm

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Sarah
September 19, 2020 12:03 pm

This is a really simple and very good pecan pie recipe I add one tablespoon of cinnamon or pop it with freshly made cinnamon whipped cream

Annie
September 11, 2020 8:36 am

I have no idea what went wrong. But this recipe failed me!!! Followed to a tea and there is no filling in this pie it looks like a bunch of dried up pecans. I even shortened the time just to check for doneness. I did use dark corn syrup maybe thats what i did wrong.?

Danelle Wofford
August 17, 2020 10:28 pm

It says 1 & 1/2 cup (6 ounces) of pecans? This confused me. 1 cup is 8 ounces

Danelle Wofford
August 21, 2020 12:55 pm
Reply to  Shelly

Thank you so much.

Tina C.
July 21, 2020 9:06 am

Hey All! My name is Tina and I’m an addict! I just stumbled across this site while looking for a chocolate ganache recipe. I’m glad I did because I love it here! My late mom gave me some tips on pecan pie. When using the deep dish crust, she used 4 eggs, 3 cups of chopped pecans & added 1.5 TBSP of flour or corn starch to thicken the filling. The extra pecans also keep the filling from being overly-sweet. As an alternative, this will also be enough filling for 2 regular pie crusts, if you don’t use the deep-dish… Read more »

ASR
June 20, 2020 7:42 pm

I made this pie today and it came out perfect! I did put only a half a cup of sugar bc I didn’t want it to sweet and it is absolutely amazing! I feel like a real Baker now lol

Jewel Gurican
April 18, 2020 9:20 pm

Made this for the first time and the taste was great! I too will reduce the amount of sugar for next time. My only problem was the crust was sticking to the bottom. I baked for 75 min too! I used the frozen deep crust not sure what went wrong?!

Leanne Walker
April 18, 2020 1:36 pm

Just was wondering if we bake the pie crust first?

Leanne Walker
April 18, 2020 2:00 pm
Reply to  Leanne Walker

Looked up 8 few other recipes and said no bake the shell

Kaye
April 16, 2020 2:24 pm

Hi, this was really easy to make. That said, I did tweak your recipe a bit – halved the Karo and sugar (don’t like too sweet desserts) and added a little bit of evap milk just to be wild!

Lisa
April 7, 2020 11:26 am

Have you used brown sugar for this?

Michelle Lane
April 1, 2020 9:30 am

Do I have to use corn syrup in the recipe can I use something else?

Bri
June 5, 2020 1:03 pm
Reply to  Michelle Lane

I used maple syrup (or table syrup) and it was amazing!

Bridget Rhoads
September 3, 2020 3:37 pm
Reply to  Michelle Lane

One thanksgiving I burned the first pie and didn’t have enough syrup for the second. I used British golden syrup, which I just happened to have lurking in my pantry and it was magical.

RailMeal
March 25, 2020 11:50 am

I never tried Pie before. But after seeing this article, I will definitely try to make this recipe.
Thank you so much for the Amazing Recipe.

March 9, 2020 3:27 pm

Hey, Shelly
I just make this recipe to follow your guideline, super easy and I know my pies will be delicious!
Thanks for sharing

Audrey
February 15, 2020 10:49 pm

Flavor was good, my only problem was it being too sweet and I don’t know why but it did not solidify all that well it was great on top but the middle was runny, I will try again but next time less sugar and less corn syrup maybe the pie shell was not deep enough?

Tara
January 28, 2020 2:40 pm

Could you use brown sugar? Or a combo of white and brown sugar? I just thought that might give it an adaptional depth of flavor and richness.

March 10, 2020 5:10 pm
Reply to  Shelly

Can you give me a recipe for the oatmeal pie version? I’m allergic to pecans and walnuts, but would really love to try this kind of pie. I found another recipe but they changed it, adding spices that are not consistent with a pecan pie. I just want a pecan pie with out the pecans. I just heard about this oatmeal version. Or on another note, would it work with peanuts?

Kathy
August 17, 2020 9:38 pm

Walnuts work great

Kathy
August 17, 2020 9:39 pm

Sorry just seen allergic to walnuts what about cashews

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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