Easy Pecan Pie Recipe

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This Pecan Pie Recipe is a staple family dessert at fall gatherings and the perfect ending to a plate of turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes!

A flaky crust filled with a sweet caramelly buttery pecan filling…learn how to make pecan pie the easy way, and enjoy one of my family’s all-time favorites!

Slice of Easy Pecan Pie with whipped cream on top

Easy Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie, Pumpkin Pie and Apple Crumb Pie have been staple Thanksgiving desserts for as long as I can remember.  I always have a hard time deciding which pie I want (LOL, who am I kidding, we all know I’m having them all!).

If you haven’t had pecan pie before, you absolutely must try it!  Pecan pie filling is deliciously gooey with a caramelly flavor and toasty pecans, and it’s set in a flaky crust.  This easy pecan pie recipe is rich and buttery and truly like nothing else you’ve ever experienced before!

Easy Pecan Pie on a white plate with whipped cream on top

How to Make Pecan Pie

If you’ve never made pecan pie, don’t let the thought of it scare you. It takes just minutes of prep to make pecan pie, and it’s actually one of the easiest pies I’ve ever made!

This pecan pie recipe is literally stir-pour-bake and voila … perfection!

Most pecan pie recipes include corn syrup (or maple syrup) for the pecan pie filling. I really wanted to create pecan recipe without syrup. Instead, I’ve used brown sugar for that delicious caramel flavor and created this easy pecan pie recipe without the corn syrup.

If you would like to add a splash of bourbon to the pecan pie filling, it works perfectly in this recipe, simply add about 2 tablespoons of bourbon and increase the flour to 2 tablespoons.  If you don’t have pecans on hand, I’ve made this pecan pie recipe with walnuts in place of pecans as well!

Pouring pecan pie mix into pie crust

How to Tell When Pecan Pie is Done

You can tell if your pecan pie is done baking if you shake it and it’s a bit wiggly but not wet. Pecan pie should be sightly set but a bit of movement is ok, it’ll set more as it cools.

Pecan Pie Recipe Goes from Easy to Easiest

You can most certainly use your favorite homemade pie crust recipe but I usually buy a refrigerated pie crust.  It makes this pie so easy to make and it tastes just as delicious in my opinion!

This pecan pie is sweet and quite rich so I cut it into 10 (instead of the usual 8 slices). We top it with freshly whipped cream or ice cream for the perfect end to a turkey dinner!

Easy Pecan Pie in pie plate with slice taken out of it

How to Store Pecan Pie

Does Pecan Pie Need to Be Refrigerated?

Like most foods, pecan pie is best stored in the refrigerator for up to a few days.  I personally like to take it out of the fridge about 30 minutes before serving to come to room temp.

Can you Freeze Pecan Pie?

I do freeze Apple Pie frequently and pecan pie freezes just as beautifully! Simply bake, cool and freeze. Ensure it’s wrapped tightly to avoid freezer burn.  To defrost, place the pecan pie in the refrigerator overnight. Once defrosted, we often put it in the oven for  15 minutes or so to warm it and crisp up the crust.

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Slice of pecan pie with whipped cream on top on a white plate
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Review Recipe

Pecan Pie

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Pecan Pie is a must-make dessert for any holiday table!


  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ¼ cups pecans chopped
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter melted
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 premade pie crust

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  • Preheat oven to 400°F
  • Whisk eggs in a large bowl and stir in butter. Add in remaining ingredients and stir well.
  • Pour into the prepared pie shell and cover edges of pie crust with tinfoil to prevent them from over browning. 
  • Bake at 400°F for 15 minutes, reduce heat to 350°, and bake for an additional 35 minutes. Cool completely.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 468, Carbohydrates: 47g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 30g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 71mg, Sodium: 212mg, Potassium: 142mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 33g, Vitamin A: 425IU, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 51mg, Iron: 1.4mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword easy pecan pie, pecan pie
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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  1. I just made this pie and took it out of the oven 10 minutes early because it was burned. I mean, almost black burned. Pretty frustrated. My house smells like burned pie. :-(

    1. Oh no, that’s so disappointing! We’ve baked this pie many times, and haven’t had that happen. Did you reduce the heat to 350 degrees after 15 minutes? Have you checked your oven temperature with an oven thermometer?