Pecans for Holiday Flavor: Classic Pecan Pie Recipe

Classic Pecan Pie

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 70 minutes
Servings: 10


1 pie dough (9 inches) 

6 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted and cooled

1 cup light corn syrup

1 cup light brown sugar

2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

3 large eggs, lightly beaten

½ tsp. salt

2½ cups raw pecan halves


Place baking sheet in oven. Heat oven to 350 F.

Line pie pan with rolled out pie dough. Press into edges and up sides. Use fingers or fork to create decorative edge. Set aside.

In large bowl, whisk together butter, corn syrup, brown sugar and vanilla extract. Add eggs and salt, and whisk until mixture is even. Fold in pecan halves.

Pour mixture into pie crust and spread evenly with spatula. Use pieces of aluminum foil to cover edges of pie crust. Place pie on prepared baking sheet and bake 60-70 minutes, or until pie is set in center.

Remove pie from oven and allow to cool completely before serving or chilling.

Note: Pie can be made 1 day ahead and refrigerated overnight. Allow pie to come to room temperature before serving.

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