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Yummy Pecan Pie

Updated on August 17, 2012

Yummy Pecan Pies

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Pecan Pie

Pecan pie is considered the epitomy of southern cuisine. It's origins are attributed to the French who settled in New Orleans. These settlers were introduced to pecans by the Native Americans. It is a popular holiday dish. It is usually made with corn syrup and most recipes include vanilla and a pinch of salt. Regional variations on this dish also occasionally include chocolate and bourbon. This recipe is a classic version of traditional pecan pie. Serve with whipped cream or hot with vanilla ice cream. It is so delicious!

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 20 min
Yields: 6 - 8


  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1 frozen pie crust
  • 1/8 tsp salt


  1. Cream the butter and sugar together in a large bowl.
  2. Beat the eggs in small bowl then add to the butter and sugar.
  3. Mix flour and sugar in the empty egg bowl. Then add to the pie mixture.
  4. Finally, add syrup, vanilla, nuts, salt, and cinnamon.
  5. Bake prepared pie crust for about 10 minutes.
  6. Then add the pecan mixture to the pie crust and bake for an hour at 300 degrees (until top is firm). I put aluminum foil around the edge of the crust to keep it from burning while baking.
  7. Serve topped with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.


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    • beccacooling profile image

      Becca 5 years ago from Southwest Georgia

      You're welcome. I love it too. Thanks for checking out my page and hope you return soon.

    • hazelwood4 profile image

      hazelwood4 5 years ago from Owensboro, Kentucky

      I totally love pecan pie. Ice cream is my favorite topping for it too. I will have to give your recipe a try, and thank you for sharing!