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Servings: 10 servings

Classic Pecan Pie

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
This Classic Pecan Pie is as easy as they come. A handful of ingredients makes the perfect pie!

Ingredients

  • 1 all butter pie crust — homemade or from a pack of two
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter — melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups pecan halves

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Line your pie plate with your pie crust, crimp edges as desired, and chill until ready to fill. Note: make sure to use a 8-9” pie plate for this pie; using anything bigger than 9” will result in a not full pie!
  2. Whisk eggs, corn syrup, sugar, butter, salt, and cornstarch in a large bowl.
  3. Place the pecans in a single layer in the bottom of your pie crust. Pour the filling over the top. The pecans will rise to the top of the pie.
  4. Place the pie on a cookie sheet. Tear off 4” long strips of aluminum foil (about 1 1/2” wide) and wrap the edges of the pie crust so it doesn’t brown too quickly. (Or you can use a pie crust shield.)

  5. Bake for 10 minutes at 425°F. Then lower the temperature to 350°F and bake for 20 minutes. At that time, carefully remove the foil strips or pie crust shield, then bake for another 12-16 minutes until the pie is puffed and browned. Remove from oven and cool completely before serving. (I chill mine overnight and then bring it to room temperature before serving.) Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, or freeze (whole or slices) for up to one month.

Recipe Video

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pie

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1 slice) — Calories: 401, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 68mg, Sodium: 202mg, Potassium: 133mg, Carbohydrates: 44g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 33g, Protein: 4g, Vitamin A: 235%, Vitamin C: 0.2%, Calcium: 33%, Iron: 1.3%