Desserts | November 23, 2009

Simple Pecan Pie

Simple Pecan Pie

Pecan pie. It has to be the all time easiest pie to make. Every year, I make this Simple Pecan Pie for Grant, because it’s one of his favorites. He loves pecan pie so much he’ll even eat those icky little pies…what are they called… ( sold only in gas stations, or Walmart). You know what I’m talking about?

If you, or someone you love is a pecan pie fan, you’ll love this recipe.

Simple Pecan Pie


Simple Pecan Pie

A Bountiful Kitchen


  • 1 unbaked 9" pie crust
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 3 eggs beaten well
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • dash salt
  • 1 1/2 cups pecan halves


  1. Cream butter. Gradually add sugar. Mix in light corn syrup, eggs, vanilla and salt. Blend well.

  2. Stir in nuts, or pour filling in 9" pie shell and arrange pecans on top of corn syrup mixture.

  3. Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour or until filling is set.

Recipe Notes

-If pie begins to brown too much, cover with foil tent.
-Bake on bottom shelf of the oven.
-Don't serve this unless you have fresh whipped cream on hand.

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  1. My neighbor makes a German Chocolate Pecan Pie… It is oh so yummy… She is tight lipped when it comes to her recipe… Do you have one? My Marc-a-Roni would be in Heaven if I made it for him!

  2. Anon, dark corn syrup will alter the taste a bit. It has a more intense flavor, more like molasses. And of course, the color will be darker.If you have a choice, I would try the light first. Happy baking!

    1. I make this pie every year! Yes it is best when made the night before and left out on countertop, without covering.
      One of our favorites!
      Happy Thanksgiving!