How to Make Southern Traditional Pecan Pie

Pecan trees grow in the Southern part of the Unites States and the nuts they yield have over the years become an essential part of the many southern delicacies. Among those pecan pie is one of the most famous and is commonly consumed during Thanksgiving and other holidays.

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 50 min
Total time: 1 hr 10 min
Yield: 8 servings
Utensils: 9-inch pie plate, Large bowl, Medium bowl, Whisker, One large spoon, Knife

Refrigerated piecrust (half a 15-ounce package): 1 sheet
Light corn syrup: 1 cup
Packed light brown sugar: 1 cup
Salt: 1/2 teaspoon
Unsalted butter, melted: 5 1/3 tablespoons
Vanilla extract: 1 teaspoon
Eggs: 3 large
Toasted pecan halves: 2 cups
Freshly whipped cream, for serving (optional)


  • 1

    Preheat the oven

    The first step is to preheat the oven at 425 degree Fahrenheit.

  • 2

    Line the crust in the die

    In this recipe we are using a readymade pie crust. Make sure that the crust has been de-frozen properly and spread it on a 9-inch glass pie plate.

  • 3

    Initial baking

    Take a foil and line it over the pie shell. This foil is filled with either dried bean or uncooked rice. Bake for 15 minutes, remove the foil, and then put the pie plate back in the oven for about 5 to 10 minutes. Allow the bake to cool down on the rack and lower the temperature of the oven 350 Fahrenheit.

  • 4

    Chop the pecans

    Take a cup of pecan and chop them coarsely. The remaining pecans will be used in the form of halves.

  • 5

    Mix the ingredients

    Take a large bowl and add corn syrup, brown sugar, melted butter, vanilla and eggs. Now whisk them thoroughly until they are blended properly. Now add the chopped pecans and ones which have been left in the form of halves.

  • 6

    Final Baking

    Add the mixture on the crust shell. Put the glass dish in the oven and bake for about 45-50 minutes. This should be good enough to set the edges of the filling. The pie should be cooled on the wire rack for about 10-15 minutes and can be garnished with whipped cream and pecans.

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