BEST Pecan Pie Recipe- No Fail & So Tasty It Will Knock Their Socks Off!

Pecan Pie Recipe Hacks!

I know, I know, following a great pecan pie recipe can be so … intimidating. Don’t worry though, I’ve been baking, tasting, tweaking, only to start all over again. I mean, someone had to make the sacrifice to taste all these pecan pie recipes! Seriously, though, I’ve got the tips to help you throw it together easily and bake it just right – You don’t want to miss this, honey.

BEST Pecan Pie Recipe- No Fail & So Tasty It Will Knock Their Socks Off!


I’ve discovered the easiest pecan pie recipe ever, friend, that just happens to taste better than any Southern pecan pie that you’ve ever tasted!  I love blessing others with yummy food that’s easy, Y’all, almost as much as I love traveling.  It’s got to be rich, sweet, full o’ nuts, with just the right amount of jiggle.  If you know anything about my Southern recipes, you know it’s gotta taste spectacular if I’m going to the trouble of cooking it, and I’m going to find the hacks to make it as quick and easy as possible.

Pecan Pie Recipe

The ingredients and instructions for a printable recipe card are below but here’s the basic idea ->>>

Basically, you are going to pour pecans into an unbaked pie crust (store bought or homemade) and then pour the syrupy mixture over the top.

Important:  Grab a piece of tin foil about the size of the pie plate and place it over the top of the pecan pie when you place it in the oven.

Very important:  Don’t mash the tin foil down on the pie … let it be like a tent above it that doesn’t touch.  If you allow the foil to rest on the top of the pie, the gooey yumminess will come off on the foil when you remove it later.

You will keep the foil atop the pie for the first 30 minutes of baking time.  When you remove it, there will be an additional 20 minutes of baking without it.

Here’s your printable recipe card of how to make the best pecan pie recipe:

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BEST Pecan Pie - No Fail Easy Recipe That Will Knock Their Socks Off!
  • 1 unbaked pie crust
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup karo syrup
  • ¾ t vanilla flavoring
  • ⅓ cup melted butter
  • 3 beaten eggs
  • 1 heaping Tablespoon pecans (chopped)
  1. Chop pecans to your desired size and place in bottom of pie crust
  2. In a bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients very well and pour over pecans
  3. Place foil lightly over top of pie
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes
  5. Remove foil and bake on 350 degrees for 20 more minutes
  6. If center is still giggly when you touch pie pan, turn off oven but left pie sit for 15 minutes in oven.
  7. Remove and enjoy!

I failed to mention that I used that heaping Tablespoon of pecans but also add a few bigger pieces on the very top before sticking in the oven.  This can be at your own discretion and totally optional.  It’s just a matter of personal preference and a ‘presentation’ thang.  😉

Pecan Pie Recipe Occasions

You really don’t need a special reason to make a Southern pecan pie recipe but around here, it’s top of the request list for Thanksgiving AND Christmas dinners.  It simply wouldn’t be the holidays without this sweet dessert!  Since it’s such a unique treat, think about those who would love to receive a homemade pecan pie from you throughout the year.

Hey, maybe I should make several and sell them to my local friends on Christmas Eve.  Nah, they’ll want the joy of making their own since it’s so incredibly easy!

Are you ready to try my pecan pie recipe?


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  1. December 7, 2016 / 8:06 am

    Pecan pie is always my first pick. Yours looks tasty!!

  2. December 7, 2016 / 8:10 am

    This pie looks incredible! Our family LOVES pe an pie! Will need to give this a try 🙂

  3. December 7, 2016 / 8:17 am

    This sounds Delicious! Perfect holiday dessert!

  4. December 7, 2016 / 10:13 am

    Ooooooh! I am definitely going to have to try this! I’m new to baking and think I may have found my baking groove!

  5. Michelle
    December 7, 2016 / 12:07 pm

    THANK YOU… been needing a good recipe for pecan pie… no fail is for me… thanks

  6. December 7, 2016 / 1:17 pm

    Never had pecan pie but this looks delicious!!

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  7. December 7, 2016 / 2:08 pm

    OMG! So yum, I wasn’t too crazy about the one I made for Thanksgiving. I’ll definitely be trying this one for Christmas!! Cant wait!

  8. Stacy Calhoun
    December 7, 2016 / 2:45 pm

    I love me a great pecan pie, and this one looks like I have to make one now. I like how the directions are simple, and the pictures are gorgeous, that makes me want it even more.

  9. December 7, 2016 / 4:42 pm

    Pecan Pie is my FAVE!! I can’t wait to have some this christmas!

  10. December 7, 2016 / 5:47 pm

    My husband will die if I make pecan pie, it’s his favorite but I always think it looks too hard!

    • Shan
      December 7, 2016 / 6:35 pm

      That made me laugh out loud, Amie. GO FOR IT and bless yo’ man, honey. hahaha


  11. December 7, 2016 / 7:43 pm

    Mmm that looks SO good. Pecan pie is my absolute favorite pie, especially when it’s mixed with chocolate chips. YUM.

  12. December 7, 2016 / 9:45 pm

    I think I could actually do this! I am so anti-baking, but I love pecan pie.

  13. December 8, 2016 / 5:43 am

    This Pecan Pie looks sinfully delicious! I love a good homemade pie, and cannot wait to try this recipe. I think it will make a great addition to my holiday dessert list.

  14. Suzanne
    December 8, 2016 / 9:12 am

    I’m confused. Does that picture seriously only have 1 tbsp. of pecans? The recipe sounds great, but that picture looks like more than a heaping tbsp. and those are halves, not chopped. It’s a pretty pie, though:)

    • Shan
      December 8, 2016 / 12:01 pm

      You are right, Suzanne. Yes, it’s a heaping Tablespoon of chopped pecans, but I failed to mention that I add a few bigger pieces right on top before it goes in the oven-adding that now. Thanks for pointing that out! 😉


  15. December 8, 2016 / 9:42 am

    My husband loves pecan pie so much!! I will have to try this for him.

    • Shan
      December 8, 2016 / 12:01 pm

      It’s so good, Jessica. May get you some brownie points with the hubs! lol


  16. December 8, 2016 / 11:47 pm

    Pecan pie is my favourite type of pie! And it’s funny because it never used to be… but now I absolutely love it! I really want to bake my own, I just might try!

  17. December 15, 2016 / 4:47 pm

    This sounds so good, I used to have a go to pecan pie recipe but I haven’t made it in a few years and no longer remember how I made it… I did however, add a sprinkle of chocolate chips to the bottom of the pie with the pecans. While not a traditional pecan pie I loved the mix of chocolate and nuts.
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  18. March 7, 2017 / 7:17 am

    Great recipe, had to safe it. thank’s for sharing 🙂
    Much love

  19. March 7, 2017 / 7:32 am

    My father in law used to love pecan pie. He’s been gone many years now, but it still reminds me of him. Looks good.

  20. March 7, 2017 / 7:46 am

    I have never even tried a pecan pie! But this looks so yummy! I think ill need to give it a go! 🙂 Thanks for sharing! I also love the photos that you’ve got with it 🙂

    • Shan
      March 7, 2017 / 8:17 am

      I was never interested in it either, Maddi. When I married my country guy though, he insisted. Now I love it but it has to be just right! 😉

  21. March 7, 2017 / 7:51 am

    i have to say ive never been a huge fan of peacan pie but yours looks AMAZING!

    • Shan
      March 7, 2017 / 8:18 am

      I never was either, Cait until a few years ago. never say never. 😉

  22. March 7, 2017 / 8:01 am

    I LOVE pecan pies but mine always get so soupy. I. Ended some hacks to make it a little simpler. Thanks for the tips!!
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  23. March 7, 2017 / 8:23 am

    Pecan pie is my FAVORITE! I’ve never attempted to make a pecan pie at home, but this doesn’t sound as difficult as I thought it would be. Thanks for going through all that testing for us!

  24. March 7, 2017 / 11:45 am

    I can totally do this! I love pecan pie, but have never made one because it seemed like too much work. The next time I need to take a dessert to a party, I’m trying this.

  25. Bonnie
    March 7, 2017 / 1:22 pm

    PECan pie is a staple! THis looks easy and delicious

  26. March 7, 2017 / 6:50 pm

    I love Pecan Pie!! Your recipe definitely looks and sounds easy to make 🙂 Reading about Pecan Pie made my mouth water!! I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  27. March 7, 2017 / 7:53 pm

    Looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it!

  28. Kenya
    March 7, 2017 / 9:29 pm

    I’m not a huge fan of pecan pie but this makes me wanna try and make it myself! It gotta have Momma’s touch! Ya know!

  29. March 8, 2017 / 12:11 pm

    I’ve never heard of the tin foil trick. I’ll have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing! It looks beautiful!

  30. March 9, 2017 / 10:38 pm

    This sounds so good!


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