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EASY EASY Pecan Pie Recipe!
I know, I know, following a great Thanksgiving pecan pie recipe can be so … intimidating. But don’t worry, I’m sharing the easiest version of a scrumptious and Southern pecan pie recipe that anyone can make – that’ll knock the socks off of everyone for the Thanksgiving menu this year! I mean, someone had to make the sacrifice to practice and create the best pecan pie recipe, right?! Seriously, though, don’t miss these easy pecan pie recipe hacks, friend.
Easiest pecan pie recipe
I’ve discovered a super easy pecan pie recipe that’s fail-proof and I’d wager that it’s about the best Southern pecan pie that you’ve ever tasted! Those are strong words, I realize, but I’ve been using it for years and…
If I can do it, you can do it!
As you know, I love blessing others with yummy food that’s easy, almost as much as I love traveling. If you know anything about my Southern recipes, you know they’ve got to taste spectacular and have to be incredibly easy to pass the test around here.
Easy pecan pie recipe ingredients
There’s more detail on the printable recipe card below but here’s a quick glance at the general ingredients:
- unbaked pie crust
- white sugar
- brown sugar
- Karo syrup
- maple flavoring
- melted butter
Easy pecan pie recipe instructions
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 the best 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:
- 1 unbaked pie crust
- 1 cup white sugar
- 3 Tablespoon brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup karo syrup
- 3/4 t vanilla flavoring
- 1/3 cup melted butter
- 3 beaten eggs
- 1 heaping Tablespoon pecans (chopped)
- Chop pecans to your desired size and place in bottom of pie crust
- In a bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients very well and pour over pecans
- Place foil lightly over top of pie
- Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes
- Remove foil and bake on 350 degrees for 20 more minutes
- If center is still giggly when you touch pie pan, turn off oven but left pie sit for 15 minutes in oven.
- Remove and enjoy!
Pecan Pie Recipe Occasions
You really don’t need a special reason to make a Southern 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 of Thanksgiving pie! Since it’s such a unique treat, this amazingly easy pecan pie recipe would make a wonder gift to someone you care about. I mean, who wouldn’t love to receive a homemade pecan pie from your kitchen?!
Pecan Pie UPDATE
I failed to mention that I used that heaping Tablespoon of pecans when mixing the recipe, but I also add a few bigger pieces on the very top before placing in the oven (notice the image) for a prettier presentation. This can be at your own discretion and totally optional.
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. You could share my easy Thanksgiving dessert with your friends and family and let them try their hand at it as well!
Are you ready to try my easy pecan pie recipe and wow your people?
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