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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!

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

Easy Pecan Pie Recipe

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


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.


  • 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


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


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.


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 304
  • Sugar: 46.7 g
  • Sodium: 54.6 mg
  • Fat: 12.4 g
  • Carbohydrates: 48.9 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 61.9 mg

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348 comments on “Easy Pecan Pie Recipe”

  1. I followed your instructions, I don’t normally do that I usually add my spin to the things I make , but not this time everything turned out wonderful.

  2. Omg my family loves this pie. I have to make it like ever 3 months. No one want cake ‍♀️

    1. Hi! Thank you for your super helpful comment 🙂 This post was sponsored BY Karo, which is stated clearly. It is meant to be a useful recipe to show results and give tips.

  3. The best way to see if your pie is done, is to use a butter knife. Just like you do with pumpkin pie. If it comes out clean it’s done. This has never failed me.

  4. This recipe is ok, but not the one I was looking for. Mom used to make a pecan pie with a rich, praline custard like filling. It was not sticky/gooey. For this recipe, since my hens lay medium eggs, I used 4 eggs and everything else according to the recipe. It was far too sweet and sticky. It was good, but not the rich, smooth, golden custard filling that I keep searching for. 🙁

  5. I love pecan pie but never tried to bake 1 untill this but ot turned out very well and easy to prepare

  6. MaryAnn Carlson

    I followed the recipe exactly, but mine did not set. It tasted delicious but was runny. It did not serve in slices like a regular pecan pie. What did I do wrong?

  7. I gave this to my 11 year old to make for the holidays and they killed it! Read through the ingredients and instructions and it was their first unassisted recipe. It’s so good. It’s insanely good.

  8. I am using your recipe for home baked pie crust but am confused as to whether I can put the whole thing in the oven at once or if I have to blind-bake the crust first? Please help.

  9. I used your pecan recipe a couple of times & I found that there’s too many nuts in it. I guess that happened because I used a deep pie pan crust so I mixed up another batch & put it to the pan until it got full. Then I added just one cup of nuts to the last batch. It’s in the oven now & I’m curious how it turns out.

    1. Jessica Brunka

      Hi Della, I had the same issue. The recipe calls for 1-1/2 cups, which I used, but later noticed it stated in parentheses “6 ounces”. Oops! If a cup is 8 ounces, that was a mistake in the recipe, because I used 12 ounces. There was too much filling for the crust and even after leaving some out, it bubbled over. The final product is more like sticky pecan candy.

      1. Hi! Just to clarify, 6- ounces is measured weight. I include the cup measurement for ease. A cup = 8- ounces in liquid measurement 🙂

    1. Trinity Burge

      I put three tablespoons of brown sugar from another recipe! It just came out of the oven, but I think it would taste good! (I used one cup of white sugar, and the 3 tablespoons of brown sugar)

  10. I’ve used this recipe for the past two years now and absolutely love it!! I always add chocolate chips for a little surprise too 🙂

  11. Stephanie Larsen

    The reviews for this Southern Thanksgiving staple were mixed, but I figured I’d throw my hat in the ring for an honest attempt.

    The recipe is simple enough, and the ingredients are easy to come by.

    I followed the instructions with exactness and had the highest hopes. My pre-oven pie looked like it belonged on a Fall edition of Better Homes and Gardens.

    I set my timer for 60 minutes, but checked the pie at the 30 minute mark because of cautionary tales spouted by previous commenters such as Don who stated that baking the pie for 60 minutes was a crime against humanity (I’m paraphrasing, of course)

    At 30 minutes, the pie was not fully baked, so I gave it another 20 minutes.

    I plunged my thermometer into the pie and got a reading of 200 degrees- the magic number. I took the pie out with love and affection and let it sit on my counter for 2 long hours.

    Finally, the time came to slice into my glorious creation. I put the slicer in and my heart sunk as quickly as the top of the pie. The inside gooped out and spilled everywhere. I wrestled with all my might to get a decent slice, but it failed catastrophically. My glorious pie slice flopped onto my plate like a fish out of water. With great remorse and my last shreds of optimistic hope, I attempted to cut yet another slice. It stayed together as well as my sanity after watching pledge week on PBS.

    I lovingly gazed upon my goopy pie slice, which now looked more like a cobbler or crumble dessert and scooped up a large piece. It was……. The most delicious thing I have had the privilege of touching my taste buds. The flavour is truly lux.

    However I may have overdid it with the size of the slice I took and now I can feel my teeth vibrating in my head and sending a Morse code message to my dentist.

    All in all, I would probably have baked it a little longer and used slightly less sugar.

    Would my pie make me the laughing stock of any baking contest? Absolutely. Would my pie bring forth works peace because of it’s flavour? Probably not. But it made my husband smile and will likely create a root canal that will land me on the Guinness World Record Book. 5/5 Stars

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