Pecan Pie Dip

Pecan Pie Dip…it’s the pecan pie without the crust. So you can eat it with a spoon…or pie crust dippers!

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You might be a food blogger if…

Your freezer is so full of dessert that there is no longer any room for real food.

Your kids know to ask, “Has this been photographed yet?” before they ask to eat a cookie.

You live in constant fear that it will rain and you will not be able to take photos from your marathon baking session today.

You wake up at 2am immediately struck by a recipe idea and it doesn’t matter if you have six deadlines, a class party, four loads of laundry, and vacuuming to do; you go to the store, buy ingredients, and make the Newest! Great! Recipe!

Luckily, that last one was me last week. But I had all the ingredients for this dip on hand.

I am a prepared food blogger. Who is really tired of doing dishes.

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I don’t like to swear in posts. But can I say !!!!!!!!!! for a minute? Like, this inspiration was worth the 2am wake up call.

It was worth the dirty clothes, the hairy carpet, and the Christmas wrapping-that-wasn’t.

It’s pecan pie. But it’s a dip.

Pecan Pie…in a dip.

Yes. Need me to say it again? No? Good.


I baked a pecan pie without the crust. Then I made the crust into pie crust dippers. Then I ate the pecan pie filling with the pie crust dippers…and a spoon.

This recipe is the perfect go-to appetizer or dessert for any gathering. Or a random Sunday. Because sometimes you want the formalness of a pie with slices and dishes and forks.

And sometimes you just want a spoon.

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Or a pie crust dipper.

Pecan PIE in a DIP.

You’re welcome. Again.

Pecan Pie Dip

Yield: 6 cups of dip

Pecan Pie Dip


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup dark corn syrup (Karo)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups pecan halves
  • Assorted dippers: pie crust dippers, shortbread cookies, or graham crackers


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 9” or a 9.5” pie plate with cooking spray.
  2. Lay 2 cups pecan halves in the bottom of the pie plate.
  3. Whisk eggs, corn syrup, sugar, melted butter, and salt in a large bowl. Pour into prepared pan. Tap the pan on the counter a few times to raise the pecans up to the top.
  4. Bake for about 35 minutes, until the center is only slightly jiggly when pan is gently shaken. Cool slightly before serving.
  5. Serve with pie crust dippers, shortbread cookies, a spoon, or graham crackers. Note: you can use Pillsbury refrigerated pie crusts or a from scratch pie crust to make your dippers.
  6. To make the dippers: cut 2" circles of pie crust, sprinkle each with a pinch of sugar and bake until golden, 14-18 minutes.
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  1. You have totally just reinvented pecan pie! To have it WITHOUT the crust is a fabulous idea!!
    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet recently posted..Peppermint Cream CookiesMy Profile

  2. OMG!! I LOVE pecan pie! This is a great way to avoid having to deal with a crust (my least favorite part of making it)!! BRILLIANT! :D
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  3. The best part of pecan pie for me is the gooey stuff that’s in between the pecans and with this dip, I could go to gooey stuff heaven! pinned

  4. This is a genius idea! I am so not a crust lover…. when I was young and it was more acceptable I just ate the filling of pies. Love the idea of this, because there is no true crust. Love!
    Laura @ Lauras Baking Talent recently posted..Nutter DeerMy Profile

  5. PECAN PIE IN A DIP. ohmygosh. It is a good thing it is afternoon and I don’t have to look crazy rushing through the store trying to get the ingredients as fast I can. This is so smart … holidays will never be the same! Haha, all the food blogger things – nailed them all. :)

  6. This is seriously so genius!!! In love and pinned!

  7. I love this, Dorothy! Such a fun and clever idea! Now come over and make me some :) Please??
    Stephanie @ Back For Seconds recently posted..Triple Chocolate Fudge Mint CookiesMy Profile

  8. I would agree that this recipe was worth the 2 a.m. inspiration, Dorothy! Pecan pie is my husband’s favorite dessert so he will be beyond thrilled when I make this one for him. And to your second point, my kids literally cheer when they ask if I have to take pictures of something I just cooked and my answer is actually ‘no.’ ;)
    Samantha @ Five Heart Home recently posted..Scalloped Potato Flan with Gruyère & GarlicMy Profile

  9. This would be so dangerous at my house, because I would eat the entire batch. Your Pie Crust Dippers are the perfect little scoopers – love it :)
    Jenn@eatcakefordinner recently posted..Christmas Funfetti Shortbread Bar CookiesMy Profile

  10. this is perfect for us crust flunkies :)
    Heather @ French Press recently posted..Chocolate Gingerbread PancakesMy Profile

  11. That pecan pie dip looks amazing!
    Sarah & Arkadi recently posted..Greek Yogurt with Pomegranate, Toasted Coconut and Pandan SyrupMy Profile

  12. Dorothy, I love you. You are not alone in your 2 am recipe inspiration — I had my idea for a Candy Bar Cheesecake come to me in a dream, complete with me wandering around the grocery store looking for 4 candy bars and 3 blocks of cream cheese! Crustless pies are my absolute favorite, mainly because the filling is always my favorite part. (I know, I know… You’re crazy for crust, which probably makes my statement blasphemy!) But the crust dippers are genius!
    Amy recently posted..Skinny Eggnog FudgeMy Profile

  13. What a gloriously decadent dip! I need this.
    ashley-bakerbynature recently posted..Eggnog Cinnamon Roll PancakesMy Profile

  14. I would have absolutely no willpower with this one!
    Kathy recently posted..Beyond the Kitchen Table 12/14/2013My Profile

  15. I thought the pecan pie fudge totally blew my mind, but now….KABOOM. My mind just exploded.
    Wow, this looks incredible. May have to make a few modifications on my party food list for next week.

  16. OMG! I’m glad this wasn’t around the house when I was there. I never know when to stop with dip and you know this is one of my favorite pies!

  17. You had me at Pecan Pie. In a dip.
    Mindy recently posted..Candy Cane MartinisMy Profile

  18. Yum! I would only expect this deliciousness from you, Dorothy, queen of crust! Looks delicious!
    Erin | The Emerging Foodie recently posted..Egyptian NuggetsMy Profile

  19. Pecan pie is my favorite! This dip is heaven and I would only need a spoon to eat it! :)
    Tieghan recently posted..Loaded Peanut Butter Chocolate Covered Potato Chip Fudge (+ A KitchenAid Giveaway).My Profile

  20. I’m so glad you got awakened in the wee hours of the morning for this recipe. Super yummy!!! Thanks so much!!

  21. It’s official, you’re a genius.
    Mimi @ Culinary Couture recently posted..Brown Butter Nutella Chip CookiesMy Profile

  22. What?!?!?!?! My mind is blown and I will be eating this way too often. So excited to try this.
    Aubrey @ Real Housemoms recently posted..Salted Pretzel & Caramel FudgeMy Profile

  23. You might be a food blogger if you wake up early just so you can comment and socialize before you head out to begin the work day. That’s totally me right now. This is a genius idea. I’m so glad you woke up a 2am.–totally worth it. Pinned.

  24. YUM! What a great idea.
    Stephanie @ Plain Chicken recently posted..White Chicken Enchilada PastaMy Profile

  25. Whhhaaat?!? This is a crazy good idea. A fuss free version of pie. Dips are way more fun anyways!
    Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama recently posted..Mini Cookie Dough Chocolate Cheesecakes (made without a fancy pan)My Profile

  26. Wendy Hampton says:

    Oh! Oh! What a lovely recipe, Pecan Pie Dip. I have surely died and gone to Heaven. Pecan Pie is my favorite dessert. My mother in law, Oleta, taught me to make it years ago! But I NEVER thought to use it as a dip. This is in my FAVORITES file forever! Thanks so much for your creativity!

  27. Looks delicious, I would dip and dip and dip all day long!

  28. What a fun way to enjoy this holiday treat! Seems a little less intimidating for me than making the full on pie too!
    Julianne @ Beyond Frosting recently posted..Peppermint Hot Chocolate CupcakesMy Profile

  29. You are so brilliant! I would have no discipline with this dip around!
    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction recently posted..Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzel BitesMy Profile

  30. What a great idea! Those kinds of ideas come at the oddest times, don’t they? It’s usually as soon as I stop trying to think of something that I get an idea!
    Jennifer | Bake or Break recently posted..Mini Cranberry Chocolate Upside-Down CakesMy Profile

  31. This is so genius!! I’d wake up at 2am to eat it…. ALL!
    Ashton recently posted..Crockpot Hot ChocolateMy Profile

  32. GENIUS!!! Forget the housework … there is creating to be done :)
    Brenda @ SweetSimpleStuff recently posted..Salted Caramel Mocha BarkMy Profile

  33. Okay, this is just genius! Is it wrong I just want a spoon to eat it with?
    Laura Dembowski recently posted..Christmas Stollen WreathMy Profile

  34. This is amazing! Definitely trying it! I love pecan pie and love dips so this is the best of both worlds :)
    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes recently posted..Peanut Butter Fudge PuddlesMy Profile

  35. This.seriously.looks.amazing. I am trying to convince my boyfriend to run to grocery store now with me to get the ingredients. But it’s probably better I wait to make it until my Mom’s holiday party tomorrow.

    I can’t wait to eat this … sounds heavenly! Thanks so much for posting.

    PS: Do you have any ideas for a corn syrup sub? Honey maybe?
    Kate @ Coffee with Kate recently posted..sissy squats ain’t for sissiesMy Profile

  36. Just pass me a spoon…the gooey part of pecan pie is my all time favorite anyway! Holy yum!!!!
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  37. I agree, totally worth the 2 am wake up! This looks amazing. We don’t have kids, but my man has started checking to see if things have been adequately photographed before eating. =)
    natashalh recently posted..Grown-Up Baked Macaroni and Cheese RecipeMy Profile

    • LOL, they learn don’t they? :) Thank you!

      • You have saved me a nervous breakdown. :-). I’ve been trying like crazy to find how to cook pecan pie filling to fill unbaked tartlet shells. I’ve been entrusted to make 75+ tartlets for our annual Ladies Tea. It seems you awoke at 2 am just to save me. Thank you thank you thank you

  38. Hi!! I made your Pecan PIe Dip for Christmas and everyone LOVED IT!!
    My family discovered that dipping ‘Wheat Thins’ in the dip was delicious!!!! The salty and sweet together was wonderful!!!
    Next time I make I’ll be serving Wheat Thins!!!!
    Thank you for the recipe!!! =)


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