5 Easy Steps to the Perfect Pecan Pie

If you are making a traditional pecan pie for your dessert table you will want to try this recipe. This rich delicacy is most often served between Thanksgiving and New Year’s and is a long-held Southern favorite. From modest kitchens to four-star restaurants, generations of great cooks have presented pecan pie as a memorable close to a meal among friends and family.

5 Easy Steps to the Perfect Pecan Pie Recipe

Nothing compares with the sensation of breaking into that crispy pecan topping to unearth a gooey, luscious filling cradled in a light crust. And it’s so simple to make. This classic recipe uses only seven ingredients and you can make it in five easy steps.


  • 1 refrigerated piecrust shell
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 1-1/2 cups pecan halves

Crust Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 325° F.
  2. Line a 9-inch pie plate with the pastry shell and crimp edges.

For the Pecan Pie Filling

  1. In medium saucepan combine corn syrup, sugar and butter. Cook over low heat stirring until sugar dissolves and butter melts.
  2. Remove from heat, cool slightly. Add eggs and vanilla; stir well to combine. Stir in pecan halves.
  3. Pour filling into pastry shell.
  4. Bake 55 to 60 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean.
  5. Remove from oven; cool completely before serving.

Source: The National Pecan Shellers Association and Fisher Nuts

The National Pecan Shellers Association offers healthy, delicious, chef-inspired recipes for the holidays – from pecan pie to snacks, appetizers, soups and salads. Shelled pecans also make a wonderful gift. Pack fresh pecans in decorative tins or jars. Or give toasted pecans, tossed in butter or a blend of herbs and spices.

Grandma Wendy