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pecan pie with a couple slices cut out

Southern Pecan Pie

Krista Stechman
This Southern Pecan Pie is a classic and deserves a spot at your holiday table! It's a sweet and salty mixture with a little crunch inside a flaky pie crust, it's hard to beat!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course dessert
Cuisine american
Servings 8 people
Calories 444 kcal


  • oven
  • pie plate


For the Pie Crust

  • 1 homemade or store bought pie crust

For the Filling

  • 1 cup dark Karo syrup Blue Label
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup pecan halves


Pie Crust

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F
  • If using a homemade pie crust, prepare ahead of time, roll out and lay into pie plate

Making the Filling

  • Whisk together the dark Karo syrup, granulated sugar, eggs, melted butter, vanilla and salt. Fold in the pecans
    pecan pie filling
  • Pour the filling into the raw pie crust
    pecan pie filling in the crust

Baking the Southern Pecan Pie

  • Bake the pecan pie for 15 minutes then reduce the heat to 350°F and continue baking another 35 minutes
  • The pie should be a bit wobbly in the center, it will continue cooking after it comes out of the oven
  • Cool the pie completely on a cooling rack
    pecan pie after being baked
  • Serve at room temperature or chilled. Enjoy!


Southern Pecan Pie can be topped with flaky sea salt or whipped cream if desired


Calories: 444kcalCarbohydrates: 70gProtein: 4gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 48mgSodium: 242mgPotassium: 107mgFiber: 2gSugar: 59gVitamin A: 154IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 1mg
Keyword christmas, holiday baking, holiday desserts, pies, southern cooking, thanksgiving
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