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Easy pecan pie on a white cake pedestal
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5 from 4 votes

Easy Pecan Pie

This easy pecan pie is so delicious and perfect for the holidays, or any time you are craving a slice of pie. I love just how simple it is to make too. If I can do it, you can do it!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Cooling Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time2 hrs 25 mins
Course: Dessert, Pies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy, nuts, sweet, Thanksgiving
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 404kcal
Author: Matt Taylor

Equipment

  • pot
  • Wooden spoon
  • Whisk
  • Bowls
  • Spatula
  • 9-inch pie pan

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups of corn syrup 465g
  • 1 cup of white granulated sugar 200g
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter 56g
  • 1 1/2 tsp. of vanilla extract 7 ml
  • 1 1/2 cups of pecans halves or broken into chunks (220g)
  • 1 unbaked deep dish pie crust homemade or store-bought

Instructions

  • Begin by making your favorite homemade pie crust, or remove the frozen premade pie crust from the freezer. Or unroll the refrigerated pie crust and fit in a 9-inch pie pan.
  • Add the sugar and corn syrup to a pot and place on the stovetop. Turn the heat to medium and stir occasionally, until small bubbles appear, then stir continuously as the mixture heats up further, once it starts to boil, keep stirring and let it boil for 2 to 3 minutes. Then take it off the heat and set aside and let it cool down for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 F or 176 C. Then add the butter and vanilla extract to the hot sugar corn syrup mixture. Stir until the butter is melted. Once the butter has melted, set the pot aside and let it cool for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the eggs to a large bowl, then whisk them up, next take the corn syrup mixture and slowly add it while whisking the eggs, add it a little at a time, so the eggs do not cook! Then after about half of the corn syrup mixture has been added, you can add in the rest and mix.
  • Now add the pecans to the mixture and mix well. The pecan pie filling is complete. Pour the whole amount into the prepared pie crust.
  • Now bake the pie for 45 mins to an hour. Check it at the 30 to 35-minute mark, to see how the edges and top of the pie are doing, if they are getting too brown, add foil to protect them. You will know the pie is done when it has set and is not jiggly on the top and if you push a toothpick in the pie, it will come out clean. Once out of the oven let the pie sit for about an hour before serving. Enjoy!

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Notes

Note: You can chop up most of the pecans into chunks if you like, then leave a few halves to decorate the top. Some people prefer to use all chopped pecans, I like to use the whole halves as they are. Again personal preference.
List of nutritional facts for pecan pie