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Southern Pecan Pie

This classic Pecan Pie Recipe is knock your socks off delicious! Filled with tons of crunchy pecans baked with a sweet filling, this beautiful pie will steal the show on your holiday dessert table.
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 pie
Author: Sam @ The Culinary Compass


  • Prepared pie crust
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups pecans


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a medium pan over medium heat, melt butter. Add in brown sugar and stir until melted. Stir in corn syrup, vanilla extract, and salt.
  • Beat eggs in a medium bowl. Slowly stir in brown sugar mixture until incorporated.
  • Place prepared pie crust into a pie dish. Sprinkle in pecans evenly around the bottom of the dish. Pour the brown sugar mixture over the pecans. Move pecans around if any spots look empty.
  • Place aluminum foil over the pie and bake for 40 minutes. Remove the foil and bake another 20 minutes. Watch the pie the last 10 minutes to ensure that the edges and top doesn't burn.
  • Let sit for an hour to harden. Serve and enjoy!