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A slice of Classic Pecan Pie topped with whipped cream on a white plate

Classic Pecan Pie

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Dessert
Keyword: easy pecan pie recipe, holiday baking recipes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 268kcal
This Classic Pecan Pie is hands down, the Loon's most favorite pie of all time. It is super delicious, and really quite simple to make. To make it really special, make the Perfect Pie Crust...you're going to love this classic pecan pie!
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  • 1 9-inch single piecrust partially blind baked*
  • 8 tbsp unsalted butter, melted 1 stick
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs lightly beaten
  • ½ cup dark corn syrup
  • ½ cup Lyle's Golden Syrup See NOTES for substitute
  • ¼ tsp Kosher salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups pecans chopped, toasted in a 350°F oven for 10 minutes


  • Prepare the pie dough and place it into the pie dish, crimping the edges with your fingers, if desired.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 375°F.
  • Over medium heat in a medium saucepan, melt the butter. Add the brown sugar and stir until completely dissolved, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the light corn syrup, Lyles, vanilla, and salt and stir until fully combined.
  • Add the eggs to a medium-sized bowl and then pour in the brown sugar sauce. Stir until fully incorporated.
  • Add the pecans to the pie shell. Pour the brown sugar/eggs mixture over the pecan.
  • Bake the pie for 50 to 55½ minutes (the center should look pretty much set).
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a wire rack.
  • As it cools, the center will sink a little.
  • Serve warm or at room temp with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.



If you don't have access to Lyles, use a combination of 1/2 cup of light corn syrup and 1/2 cup of dark corn syrup. 
The pie can be made up to 2 days before serving.  Keep refrigerated in an air-tight container.  Let come to room temperature before serving. 


Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 89mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg