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Best Pecan Pie Recipe l SimplyScratch.com

The Best Pecan Pie

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This is the best pecan pie recipe! Loaded with pecans and delicious gooey filling in a homemade pie crust. Always a hit and never disappoints.
Course Desserts & Sweet Treats
Cuisine American
Keyword nuts, pecan, pie, Thanksgiving
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Servings 8 servings
Calories 577
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups choppe pecans halves
  • 1/2 recipe homemade pie crust chilled


  • Move the rack to the lowest position in your oven and preheat to 375°.
  • In a large bowl, whisk eggs, corn syrup, sugars, butter, vanilla and salt until smooth.
  • Roughly chop half of the pecans and place in the bottom of prepared (chilled) pie crust. Then top with remaining whole pecans and then pour the filling over top.
  • Set the pie onto a rimmed baking sheet and place on the lowest rack in your preheated oven for 45 to 60 minutes or until the center slightly jiggles.
  • Cool pie completely before serving.
  • Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.


If wanting to avoid corn syrup, I have made this pie using half maple syrup and half honey with success.
Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 577kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 140mg | Sodium: 358mg | Potassium: 170mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 50g | Vitamin A: 694IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg