Classic Homemade Pecan Pie Recipe

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The holidays are quickly approaching, and in my family that means lots of baking! My grandmother taught me how to make classic pecan pie as a young girl, and now I'm sharing her recipe with you. You can use your favorite homemade pie crust recipe or pick up a 9-inch unbaked pastry shell from the grocery store - both work great! This pie is sweet, crunchy, and just begging to be served with a dollop of fresh whipped cream or homemade (3 ingredient!) vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!

(Image: Ashley Manila)

Things You'll Need

  • 9-inch unbaked pastry shell or pie crust, (1)

  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature 

  • 1 ½ cups pecans, chopped
  • 1 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed (for the topping)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (for the topping)

  • 1 ½  cups pecan halves (for the topping)

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place your unbaked pie crust in a 9-inch pie plate; set aside. In a large bowl combine the eggs, pecans, corn syrup, both sugars, butter, and salt. Pour the mixture into the pie crust and set aside.

(Image: Ashley Manila)
(Image: Ashley Manila)

Step 2

To make the topping, melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the light brown sugar, then add the pecan halves and stir well to coat. Spoon pecan halves on top of the pie and carefully place the pie in the oven to bake for 75 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

(Image: Ashley Manila)
(Image: Ashley Manila)

Step 3

Cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.

(Image: Ashley Manila)
(Image: Ashley Manila)
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