Southern Pecan Pie

October 11,
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Pecan Pie is just one of those holiday staples that can’t be denied. It’s smooth, creamy, and crunchy all at the same time. In my family, during the holidays pecan pies are prepared by the dozen! Yes! The dozen!

My aunt Ruth who harvested pecan trees right in her own back yard would provide my Dad with at least 5lbs of pecans each year and once those bags came in we would begin to shell and clean those pecans to make what is by far one of my most favorite holiday desserts, Pecan Pie!

Making Pecan Pie is actually quite simple! The filling consists of only eggs, butter, brown sugar, sugar, Karo Syrup, vanilla, and of course those toasty pecans……..

You begin by whisking the sugar and eggs in a large bowl until well-combined. Add in corn syrup, melted butter, vanilla, and salt. Stir in pecan halves and pour into unbaked pie crust.
That’s it!

You can sever it warm with a big scoop of vanilla ice on the top………..or for those of you who like your pie more on the firm side let your pie cool and set before serving. No matter how you serve this Pecan Pie it’s absolutely delicious. ENJOY!


Southern Pecan Pie

This classic recipe for Pecan Pie is definitely a holiday crowd-pleaser. My Southern Pecan Pie is smooth, nutty, and full of buttery sweet flavor. Enjoy a slice with a whipped cream topping or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes


  • 1 cup Karos Syrup
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups pecan pieces reserve 1 cup for pie toppings


Prepare pie Crust

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

    Prepare your pie crust by placing a 9in ready-made pie dough into a 9 1/2 pie dish.

Pie filling

  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix eggs until combined. Next add your Karos Syrup, sugar, brown sugar, melted butter, vanilla, and salt. Mix together until well combined. Stir in Pecan halves until well coated.

  2. Pour filling into the pie crust. Use the reserved cup of pecans to decorate the filled pie crust.

Baking Instructions

  1. Bake your pie at 350 degrees for 60 mins. Let cool on a wire rack for 2 hours. The pie will be puffed and raised when fully cooked and will reduce in size once it has cooled for about 2 hours.


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