Honey Crunch Pecan Pie


This is the winner of First Place in the Nut Category, as well as winner of the Best of Show award for the American Pie Council's 2000 National Pie Championship.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 50 mins
1 9-inch pie


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup shortening

  • 6 tablespoons cold water

  • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar

  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten

  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup light corn syrup

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup chopped pecans

  • 1 tablespoon bourbon (Optional)

  • cup packed brown sugar

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 3 tablespoons honey

  • 1 ½ cups pecan halves


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. To Make Crust: In a medium bowl, mix together flour and 1 teaspoon salt. Cut in shortening until mixture is crumbly. Gradually add water and vinegar. Cut together until mixture will hold together. Press dough into a ball and flour each side lightly. Wrap in plastic and chill for 20 minutes. Roll out between wax paper into a circle 1/8 inch thick and press into 9 inch pie pan.

  3. To Make Filling: In a large bowl, combine eggs, 1/4 cup brown sugar, white sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, corn syrup, melted butter, vanilla extract, and chopped pecans. Add bourbon if desired. Mix well. Spoon mixture into unbaked pie shell.

  4. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove and cover edges of pastry with aluminum foil. Return to oven for 20 minutes.

  5. To Make Topping: Combine 1/3 cup brown sugar, butter or margarine, and honey in a medium saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves - about 2 minutes. Add pecans. Stir just until coated. Spoon topping evenly over pie.

  6. Keep foil on edges of pastry and return pie to oven for an additional 10 to 20 minutes, until topping is bubbly and golden brown. Cool to room temperature before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

848 Calories
54g Fat
89g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 848
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 54g 69%
Saturated Fat 12g 62%
Cholesterol 112mg 37%
Sodium 553mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 89g 32%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 41g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 235mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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