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The Best Pecan Pie Recipe

This is the best pecan pie recipe you will ever find. Perfect for any time, this gooey custard and pecan topped pie is the dessert everyone will be craving!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword pecan pie, pecan pie recipe
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 740 kcal
Author Joanna Stephens



Pecan Pie Filling

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup dark cork syrup
  • 1 ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 ½ cup pecan halves

Pecan Pie Crust

  • ½ cup salted butter
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1-2 Tbsp water



  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, in a large mixing bowl, add the dark corn syrup.
  2. Next, you will add the melted butter (or almost melted butter) to the dark corn syrup. Mix on high for 3 minutes until smooth.
  3. Then, you will add the vanilla to the creamy mixture. Next, you will add in the brown sugar. Then mix to combine.
  4. Finally, add in the eggs and mix on medium speed for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Then you will pour this mixture into an a pre-baked pie crust. I like to prebake the pie crust so that the bottom of the crust doesn't get soggy. I simply place parchement paper on the pie crust and add some pie weights or dried beans. Then bake at 325 degrees for 10 minutes.
  6. Once you have poured the pecan pie filling into the pie crust, you will add the pecans to the pecan pie! I went around in a circular direction so that it looks uniform. Then fill in the gaps with the rest of the pecans.
  7. Place the pie pan on a cookie sheet to catch in spillls or boil-overs. Then, bake the pecan pie at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 70-75 minutes. Make sure to rotate the pan half-way through baking for even browning.

Recipe Notes

Also, keep an eye on the pie crust. You can use a pie shield or some aluminum foil to keep the edges from burning. When the pecan pie is finished baking, let it cool completely for 1-2 hours (easier said than done).

Nutrition Facts
The Best Pecan Pie Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 740 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Fat 43g66%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Cholesterol 156mg52%
Sodium 355mg15%
Potassium 210mg6%
Carbohydrates 86g29%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 69g77%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 1025IU21%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 85mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.