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The Worlds' Best Pecan Pie Recipe

There is nothing like a pecan pie with its crunchy nuts, gooey sweet filling, and flaky crust. This is the world's best pecan pie recipe because it comes out perfectly every time!
4.89 from 17 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 slices
Calories 420 kcal


  • 1 packaged pie crust
  • 3 eggs beaten
  • ¾ cups light corn syrup + 2 tablespoons
  • ¾ cups light brown sugar
  • teaspoons vanilla bean paste
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 cups pecans quartered (I chop them with my Food Chopper into nice big pieces OR mash them a bit in the bag. I don't spend the time to quarter each nut.)


  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Press the pie crust into the pie plate and proof. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, until the crust is just barely golden.
  • Meanwhile, in a 2 quart bowl, whisk together the eggs, corn syrup, brown sugar, vanilla bean paste, and melted butter. Stir in the chopped pecans.
  • When crust comes out of the oven, pour syrup and pecan mixture into it.
  • Bake pie in preheated oven about 1 hour, or until firm. Let cool at least 1 hour before serving (if you don't, it will be very runny when you try to cut it).


Don't try to lighten this recipe by using Splenda. It doesn't work. Trust me; I know. It won't set up, and you'll end up with a gooey liquid mess instead of a nice firm pecan pie.


Calories: 420kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 173mg | Potassium: 145mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 234IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg
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