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An easy recipe for homemade pecan pie that turns out perfect every time. This classic pecan pie is a family favorite and perfect for the holidays!
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Classic Pecan Pie

An easy recipe for homemade pecan pie that turns out perfect every time. This classic pecan pie is a family favorite and perfect for the holidays!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword pecan pie
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Author Danielle

Ingredients

  • 1 pie crust homemade or store-bought
  • 3 large eggs room temperature and well beaten
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60 grams) unsalted butter melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/2 cups (175 grams) chopped pecans

Instructions

  • Roll out the pie dough to about 12 inches in diameter, transfer to a 9-inch pie plate, gently fit it in the dish, and trim any excess dough from the edges.
  • Adjust oven rack to the lower third position in the oven. Preheat oven to 400°F. Place the pie plate in the refrigerator and allow the dough to chill for about 15-20 minutes while the oven is preheating.
  • Once the oven is preheated, remove the pie plate from the refrigerator, decorate the edges, and line the dough with parchment paper or foil, making sure to cover the bottom and the sides. Fill with pie weights make sure to press them up against the sides as well.
  • Bake in the lower third of the oven with the pie weights at 400°F for 15 minutes or until the edges of the crust start to lightly brown. Remove from the oven, carefully remove the parchment paper (or foil) and the pie weights. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 6-8 minutes or until the bottom of the crust looks dry. Remove from the oven. Reduce oven temperature to 375°F.
  • In a large mixing, whisk together the beaten eggs, corn syrup, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until fully combined. Whisk in the melted butter and vanilla extract until well combined, then stir in the chopped pecans.
  • Pour the pecan pie filling into the warm pre-baked crust. Cover the edges of the pie with foil or a pie crust shield if desired (I prefer to add mine at this point, but you can wait until the edges start to brown more then add one).
  • Return the pie to the oven (in the lower third of the oven again) and bake at 375°F for 40-45 minutes or until the top of the pie is set. If the pie begins to brown too much before it's finished baking, tent with foil.
  • Remove the pie from the oven and allow to cool completely at room temperature. Then slice and enjoy or cover tightly and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Notes

Store pecan pie in an airtight container or cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 4 days. Reheat individual slices of pecan pie in the microwave if desired.