This is the most amazing pecan pie. Once you start eating it you can't stop.

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
1 hr
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 55 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9-inch pie
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • To Make Crust: In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt and white sugar. Cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually sprinkle the water over the dry mixture, stirring until dough comes together enough to form a ball.

  • On a floured surface flatten dough ball with rolling pin. Roll out into a circle that is one inch larger than pie dish. Place pie shell into dish and refrigerate until pie filling is complete.

  • To Make Pie Filling: In a medium bowl, mix together eggs, light and dark corn syrups, brown sugar, butter, salt and finely crushed pecans. Spread quartered pecans over bottom of refrigerated pie crust. Pour syrup mixture over top of pecans, then arrange pecan halves on top of pie.

  • Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven for one hour or until firm; let cool for one hour before serving.

Tip

Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

452 calories; protein 5.4g 11% DV; carbohydrates 49.1g 16% DV; fat 28.2g 43% DV; cholesterol 74.5mg 25% DV; sodium 224.4mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2003
First of all, the crust was awful, and the filling lacked something: VANILLA! I made it again using my own pie crust recipe and added 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla. I also omitted the finely chopped pecans, because it just seemed unnecessary. The result was FABULOUS! Not too sweet and lots of nuts, just right. I gave it 5 stars. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/29/2003
I have been baking pecan pie for years and I have a couple suggestions.1 please add vanilla to your base. It is nessesary.2 I think you will fall in love with pecan pie all over again if you use a teaspoon of cinnamon in the filling. 3 Try using a shortcake cookie crust instead of the traditional. Keep this crust moist as it will cook for 40-45 min when you bake the pie. You may also put a cookie sheet under the pie to reduce the chance of an over cooked crust.4 the last tip. If you find that your pecan pie is a bit sticky instead of having a slightly firm body add one Table spoon of all purpose flour to your base or filling mixture. I hope that these tips are helpful!! Try them you will be in for a real Treat!!!!!!!! Read More
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  • 4 star values: 111
  • 3 star values: 28
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 14
Rating: 3 stars
12/28/2003
I have been baking pecan pie for years and I have a couple suggestions.1 please add vanilla to your base. It is nessesary.2 I think you will fall in love with pecan pie all over again if you use a teaspoon of cinnamon in the filling. 3 Try using a shortcake cookie crust instead of the traditional. Keep this crust moist as it will cook for 40-45 min when you bake the pie. You may also put a cookie sheet under the pie to reduce the chance of an over cooked crust.4 the last tip. If you find that your pecan pie is a bit sticky instead of having a slightly firm body add one Table spoon of all purpose flour to your base or filling mixture. I hope that these tips are helpful!! Try them you will be in for a real Treat!!!!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2002
First of all, the crust was awful, and the filling lacked something: VANILLA! I made it again using my own pie crust recipe and added 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla. I also omitted the finely chopped pecans, because it just seemed unnecessary. The result was FABULOUS! Not too sweet and lots of nuts, just right. I gave it 5 stars. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2003
This is a wonderful recipe!! I've never made a pecan pie before, and it was wonderfully easy. After one test trial, I decided to follow a few of the reviewers hints - I added a tablespoon of flour, two teaspoons of vanilla extract, and a sprinkling of cinnamin to the filling for a wonderful flavor, and to stop the pie from getting too gooey. It will be a wonderful addition to our Thanksgiving table!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2006
For brown sugar lovers the original recipe is great but I tried it with white sugar doubled the recipe added three extra tbsp melted butter one egg yolk and only put pecans on the top. OH MY GOODNESS IT WAS FABULOUS! I'm so excited to have this recipe among my collection! My whole family went crazy. Oh I also covered top with tinfoil after 30 minutes of baking so the top wouldn't scorch. I unfortunatelly am forced to use an electric oven that has a heat coil. This coil has murdered many a meal at my house. So for any of you who have the same kind of evil electric oven tinfoil can save you too:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2003
Wonderful pie! I had to make 2 pecan pies so after reading the many reviews I decided to try one pie according to the recipe and one with the flour vanilla and cinnamon additions. Both pies tasted very good. I did prefer the pie with flour added because I personally don't like a pecan pie to drip with syrup as the one without flour did. The vanilla was a great touch. I didn't find the cinnamon to be necessary though. I sure did like all the extra pecans this recipe calls for! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2008
Don't forget to put your pan on the lower level of your oven or the pecans will burn, or cover the pie halfway through baking. It was very good and the pecans were enough on top to make a nice circular design. I tried without the crushed pecans and it was too liquid, while with all the pecans it was perfect. I did add 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract and 1 T flour. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2003
This is such a perfect pecan pie recipe! I have found the recipe to stick with. I'll just tweak it a bit with chocolate chips or dried fruit if I ever feel like a slightly different taste. I made it because I liked how the other reviewers pointed out how nutty it came out. I don't like too much pale colored, sloppy "goo". I used dark corn syrup because I like the filling a little richer. Instead of placing the plain pecan halves on top, I mixed them in a sauce pan with honey, butter and brown sugar. I put the honey crunch mixture on top during the last 15 minutes of cooking. I highly recommend doing that. Everyone died for it--so amazing! Thanks Ingrid! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2007
Truly Irresistible!! I couldn't find any dark corn syrup in my grocery store so I substituted for maple syrup... so yummy! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/12/2011
The pecan pie our family likes the best is always made with light Karo not dark syrup. It is not as strong and brings requests for the recipe and another slice of pie. Also I use 2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract for each pie. A bought Pillsbury refrigerated crust is just as good as homemade.......so.....why go to the trouble if time is not on your side? Our Pecan Pie Recipe: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 1 Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust rolled out placed in a deep dish pie plate and edges crimped- set aside. In a medium bowl stir together the following: 3 lightly beaten eggs 1/2 c. Sugar 1 cup light Karo syrup 1/4 teas. salt 1/2 stick melted butter (Use real butter!) 2 teas. Pure vanilla extract 1 1/2- 2 cups large pecan pieces Pour this mixture into unbaked crust and bake at 350 degrees for 45 min.- 1 hr. (Middle should not jiggle.) It is also a good idea to cover the edges of the pie crust with foil after about 30 min. So they do not get too brown. You can serve this pie hot or cold. Read More
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