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Pecan pie is a southern speciality that's just mix and bake. Just right for any beginner baker.

Classic Pecan Pie Recipe

This classic pecan pie is the basis of many family holiday dessert tables. Whips up in one bowl, and can be made a day or two ahead.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 people
Calories 505kcal
Author Rachel Ballard


  • 3 eggs
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup melted butter or margarine cooled slightly
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 premade pie crust


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Beat the eggs and sugar together with a whisk until the mixture is just a bit lighter. Just a minute or two.
  • Add the salt, corn syrup, and margarine and combine.
  • Add pecans and mix well.
  • Unroll your pie crust into a 9-inch pie plate or aluminum pan (use two aluminum pans stacked together for strength if you go that route)
  • Crimp or fold crust edges as desired.
  • Pour in the pecan mixture.
  • Bake until just set--about 50 minutes. Make sure it's not jiggling. If it is, bake it a few minutes longer and keep checking it every 5 minutes or so.
  • Check the crust at 20-25 minutes. If browning, cover just the crust with a ring of aluminum foil for the rest of the bake time.


Calories: 505kcal