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: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 60 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: serves 10 1x
  • Category: Pie
  • Method: Baking
  • 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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88 Responses
  1. Matt Ponteri

    OK, so this is a great recipe, and I’ve made it 3x now. I make my own pie crust, brush it with egg white before adding the filling, and i get a great crust all the way around. My problem is the time and temp for cooking. Of the 3 pies I cooked, 2 burned, one came out great (it was gone within 10 minutes of being completely cooled). I cooked the other 2 at 350 for 45-50 minutes. Wasn’t quite done. Added a few more minutes, and before I knew it, my kitchen was full of smoke from burning pie filling overflowing. I see some cook at 375 for a shorter time. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I bake quite a bit, and am pretty successful at most recipes, but the perfect Pecan Pie is eluding me. I use a gas oven which is pretty much on target for accurate temp. Thanks to anyone with any input!

  2. ccouraye07@hotmail.com

    First time that I am making a pie!! I bake a lot but for some reasons never any pies!! My friend is a big fan of Pecan pie and she invited me for Thanksgiving and asked me if I could make one!! So I followed your recipe and everyone LOVED IT!!!! It took less than 5 minutes for the pie to be completely gone!! Love this recipe thank you!! ??

  3. Johan Ståhl

    VERY irritating that cookie alerts/custom ads blocks the ingrediens list. Now I have to RE-PRINT! This better be tasty!! Or else… 😉

  4. Matt Ponteri

    This was my first Pecan Pie I’ve ever made. Was looking for an easy recipe and found this one. I made it today, the day before Thanksgiving, and everyone staying here decided it looked so good, there was no point waiting till turkey day. Needless to say, it did a disappearing act pretty quickly. Everyone loved it. This was extremely easy to make, and not counting dough in fridge time, took less than 25 minutes from making pie dough to the oven. I bake a lot, but usually avoid pies. But, I found a buttery pie dough recipe with four ingredients, and made in a food processor, that comes out great. That, with this recipe, was a perfect match. I’m glad I made enough dough for 4 pies. It’s 1:20 am, were getting ready to put the turkey in the oven, and I’ll be making more of this pecan pie filling for another 3 pies. They’ll be eaten by Friday I’m sure. Thanks for an extremely easy, delicious recipe. It’s not fancy, but man is it good!

  5. Cindy

    I like just a hint of chocolate. Melt maybe 1/4c semi-sweet chocolate chips in a small cup in the microwave then paint a thin layer onto the bottom of your crust with a pastry brush. You can melt a few more if you need to to cover, but you don’t want to overdo the chocolate. And while we’re doctoring a recipe, I add a tablespoon of bourbon instead of vanilla to a pecan pie. Fabulous!

  6. Malvina

    Dear Shelly,

    hi i wanted to ask you about Corn syrup. Here in Cyprus i haven’t seen, in any supermarket corn syrup, is there any substitute i can use.

    many thanks

    Malvina

    1. Shelly

      You can make your own by dissolving 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar in 1/4 cup very hot water. OR you can use golden syrup, agave nectar, cane syrup, or honey. The honey, cane syrup, or golden syrup might alter the flavor slightly. Light corn syrup doesn’t have a flavor, it’s just sweet, so if you use any other liquid sweetener just note that it will alter the taste.

  7. Valerie

    Delicious. I used the full 70 minutes and sprinkled some cinnamon before baking..couldn’t believe how easy it was to make. Garnished with whipped cream and a pecan on top.

  8. Hello Shelly!
    I have a soft corner for Cooking but not get enough time to cook. My sweet wife tried this recipe and really it was awesome. Highly appreciate your recipe. I want to start a restaurant soon and I will pick your delicious recipe must.

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