Traditional Pecan Pie in a Jar


Traditional Pecan Pie in a Jar has a deeply toasted, sweet, luxurious flavor. Just break through the caramelized, crispy pecan topping to expose the amber-colored rich filling and flaky crust inside. Serve with sweetened whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, if desired.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
48 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 43 mins
8 jars


  • 2 cups pecan halves, broken into coarse pieces

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ¾ cup light corn syrup

  • ¾ cup dark corn syrup

  • 4 eggs

  • ¼ cup butter, melted

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 8 half pint canning jars with lids and rings

  • cooking spray

  • 2 unbaked 9-inch pie crusts


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spread pecans on a baking sheet.

  2. Bake pecans in the preheated oven until lightly toasted, 6 to 8 minutes. Cool to room temperature.

  3. Bring sugar, light corn syrup, and dark corn syrup to a boil in a saucepan; boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and cool slightly, about 10 minutes.

  4. Whisk eggs in a large bowl until frothy. Add syrup mixture slowly, whisking constantly to prevent eggs from curdling. Whisk in butter, vanilla extract, and salt until batter is smooth.

  5. Spray 8 small jars with cooking spray. Press pieces of pie crust dough into bottom and sides of jars. Add a layer of toasted pecans to each jar. Spoon in batter, leaving 1/4 inch rim at top.

  6. Bake in preheated oven until darkened on the top, about 40 minutes. Cool to room temperature before serving.

Cook's Note:

Check jars while baking at 25 minutes; cover with aluminum foil if tops are darkening too quickly.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

794 Calories
45g Fat
97g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 794
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 45g 57%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Sodium 396mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 97g 35%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 43g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 50mg 4%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 201mg 4%

* 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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