Pecan Pie Recipe

My mom loves pecan desserts, so for the last few years I have been making them for her birthday. By far, the pecan pie has been everyone’s favorite. I am sharing that recipe with you today. The recipe calls for 3 cups of pecan. Pecans are generally expensive, and I recommend buying them at Costco if you can. I got 2 lbs for $13.

You can buy a pre-made pie crust or make your own like I did. The filling is super easy.

For the pie crust:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 sticks, plus 2 tablespoons, cold unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup ice water, plus more if needed
  • 9 inch pie dish
  • pie crust cutters, optional

For the filling:

  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups pecan halves

Let’s get started with the crust. If you’re using a store bought crust, go to step 8.

  1. In a food processor or stand mixer using the dough hook, mix 3 cups flour and 1 teaspoon salt.

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2. Add 2 sticks, plus 2 tablespoons, cold, unsalted butter in pieces.

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3. Mix until mixture has the texture of coarse meal.

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4. With the stand mixer running, slowly add 1/4 cup cold water until dough just sticks together. Add more water if necessary. Shape dough into 2 equal size balls and flatten into disks. Wrap each disk in plastic wrap and chill for an hour.

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5. Next, roll out dough onto floured surface with a floured roller.

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6. Place rolled out dough into a 9 inch pie dish. Trim excess overhang and add decorative trim if desired.

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7. Place the dough lined pie plate into the refrigerator. Let’s get started on the filling.

8. In your stand mixer, whisk 4 eggs, 1 cup corn syrup, 1/3 cup light brown sugar, 1/4 cup sugar, 4 tbs melted butter, 1 tsp vanilla extract, and 1/2 tsp salt until smooth. Mix in 3 cups pecans. Pour mixture into the chilled pie crust.

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9.  Place pie plate on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake on lowest rack until filling jiggles slightly in the center when gently shaken, 50 to 60 minutes.

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Now the hard part is waiting 5 – 6 hours for the pie to cool down before digging in!

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I just love the decorative pie crust, don’t you? I just bought a few more off Amazon and can’t wait to play with them!

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