‘Tis the season for holiday pies and we love a good Pecan Pie recipe with a rich buttery filling and lots of pecans!

This is an easy pecan pie recipe without corn syrup. Just mix, fill, and bake and it’s ready in under an hour.

pecan pie on a plate

A Favorite Fall Pie Recipe

  • This recipe takes the cake (or the pie) because it’s so easy to make.
  • Uses simple basic ingredients, a pre-made pie crust (or homemade crust if you’d like), and only 3 steps.
  • Busy days call for make-ahead recipes and since this one needs to chill, it’s the perfect Thanksgiving pie recipe.
  • This recipe differs from a traditional pecan pie because it’s made without corn syrup.

Super tasty and so easy to make, this pecan pie will be a holiday staple next to Homemade Apple Pie and Pumpkin Pie.

pecan pie ingredients on a table

Ingredients and Variations

BATTER: Pecan pie is famous for its sweet and savory, gooey batter that has crunchy pecans baked right in! Butter and brown sugar for the caramel-like flavor and texture. Eggs help the pie set up right.

PECANS: Pecans have that light, nutty flavor that tastes like fall. If desired, toast them in a dry pan until fragrant to make them extra crunchy and intensify their flavor!

VARIATIONS: Make a super fancy Bourbon version by adding a ½ cup of dark chocolate chips and about 2 tablespoons of real bourbon or 1 tablespoon of bourbon extract.

process of adding ingredients together to make an Easy Pecan Pie

How to Make Pecan Pie

Make this easy pie in just a few steps!

  1. Whisk ingredients together (per recipe below) & pour into the prepared crust.
  2. Bake for 15 minutes then reduce heat & bake another 35 minutes.
  3. Cool completely before serving.

PRO TIP: Pecan pie is done baking if 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.

slice of Easy Pecan Pie with a bite taken out on a plate

Tips for Perfect Pie

  • For best results, avoid overbaking pecan pie. Remove it from the oven and let it sit and cool before slicing.
  • Buying chopped pecans is a real timesaver!
  • For pecan bars, press pie crust into a 9”x9” inch baking dish. Bake as directed.
  • For mini-pecan pies or tarts, press circles of pie crust into the bottoms of lined cupcake dishes. Fill and bake as directed.
  • Serve with Homemade Whipped Cream or Homemade Caramel Sauce. Even try a scoop of homemade 3 Ingredient No Churn Ice Cream.

How to Store

Always keep egg-based pies covered in the refrigerator and eat them within 4 days. Freeze a whole pie or individual pieces once they are fully cooled by wrapping them tightly with plastic wrap and then aluminum foil. Write the date on the outside and for best results, allow to thaw at room temperature and use within 2 months.

Perfect Pies for the Holidays!

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Easy Pecan Pie Recipe (without corn syrup)

Pecan Pie is easy to make and full of flavor.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings


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


  • 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.



If desired, toast the pecans before baking. Place them in a dry pan and cook over medium heat stirring until fragrant. This makes them extra crunchy and flavorful.
Pecan pie is done baking if it's a bit wiggly but not wet. It should be sightly set but a bit of movement is ok, it'll set more as it cools.
Store leftover pecan pie in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Cover with plastic wrap & foil and freeze for up to 2 months. 
4.97 from 97 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 457 | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 212mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 426IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg

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

Course Dessert, Pie
Cuisine American
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  1. Hi there! Few questions. First time baking a pecan pie…

    If I make the pie crust from scratch, do I have to chill it or pre-bake it before the filling goes in?

    Does it matter what size pie dish I use? I have two that I think are the same size but one is deeper, probably by an inch, than the other one…is a deep dish better/necessary?


    1. Hi Stephanie! There is no need to pre-bake the pie crust it will bake with the pie in step 4. We used a standard pie crust (not a deep dish) and it worked well for us. The pie does puff up a bit while baking but it will deflate as it cools. Happy Cooking!

  2. Hi, it does look easy and hope to try it. For the butter, do you use salted or unsalted? and if unsalted, do you use salt and if so how much? I’ll prob tweak it some w other flavorings but this was my main question.
    thanks3 stars

  3. My wife complains that I never leave a recipe alone and yet she asks me to doctor recipes the way I do. I used Mrs. Smith deep dish pie crusts. Instead of the pecans pieces, I purchased toffee coated pecans from HEB and used them instead. Watch your pie and check for doneness before the full time. The butter in the recipe will soak into the crust and it will turn brown more than you might expect it to. The recipe is great and will be my go to for all future Pecan Pies. Very good pie recipe with no corn syrup. Forget the Pennies, this is a millionaire recipe, that is one hundred million pennies by the way. Thank you Holly for posting your recipe!5 stars

    1. Thanks Mark! So happy you loved this recipe…and your alterations sound delicious. I can see why she asks you to doctor recipes!

    1. That sounds like a delicious idea Heather, unfortunately we have never tried this recipe in mini muffin tins. If you do, we would love to hear how they turn out!

  4. I love this pie – was looking for one with no corn syrup and this one is perfect. I add some chocolate chips to it as well since I am a chocolate lover!

    For a friendsgiving, I was thinking of making this recipe into pecan pie bars to serve more people and to easily cut up the pieces. Have you ever tried this? Do you think I would need to double the filling recipe to fill a 9×13 pan? Thank you in advance!5 stars

    1. Hi Vanessa, we haven’t made this recipe with pecan chips but it should work just fine. Let us know how it turns out!

    1. Hi Karen,
      While I follow this recipe as written, in many desserts you can reduce the sugar by about one quarter without affecting the taste or texture. I hope this helps!

  5. I made this pie at Christmas and it was good, but I have a few questions.

    1. Are you using a refrigerated pie crust that you then place into a glass pie dish, or are you using a frozen pie crust that comes in a metal tin? I made it in a frozen pie crust, but it was also deep dish, so I feel like there was not enough filling to fill it. Maybe I should not have used deep dish?

    2. No matter what I do my pie always rises pretty high in the center. It does fall after it cools, but it creates a layered affect that is not appealing. Am I doing something wrong that is causing this? Does anyone else have this problem? Please help!4 stars

    1. Yes, I generally purchase either a frozen or fresh pie crust and it can go in glass or stay in the metal tin. I didn’t use a deep dish pan. The pie will puff up a bit and then deflate as it cools. It does form sort of a crust but I haven’t had a layered effect so I can’t say for sure what went wrong. Are you using real butter?

  6. Best pecan pie ever !! I’ve never been a big fan pecan pie cause I hated the taste of the Karo syrup in them and I stumbled across this recipe a year ago and started making them this way ! Now everyone requests this pie for any occasion .5 stars

  7. Thank you for this recipe! It worked great for me. The only variation was a shorter time cooking – I am guessing that was because I had a 10″. not 9″ pie pan. I really appreciated the fact that I could use what I already had around the house (did not have to run out to buy corn syrup); used a splash of dark rum with the vanilla. I thought at first that the batter would not fill the 10″crust, but it puffed up and expanded during baking. I used the hints here and elsewhere (not too jiggly) to decide it was done about 8 minutes sooner than the recipe said, and the texture was perfect.5 stars

  8. This recipe has far transcended “pie” to become Food for the Gods !!!!!!!! Delectable, Delightful, DIVINE Other-Worldly, absolutely Heavenly !!! Bless you, Holly. Can’t praise you enough. God must have inspired this !!!!!5 stars

  9. OMG !!! This is the absolute best recipe EVER !!!!! I have not eaten sugar for many years, but this year I visited my son and his lovely wife for Thanksgiving and just couldn’t resist !!! I had a sliver last night with whipped cream, then a full piece for breakfast !!!!! Yes, it is that good. Make more than one and ENJOY !!!!!

  10. This is just like the recipe my mom used to make out of an old, old cookbook she had. She would have been in her late 80s. I’ve made it for over 40 years now. It comes out perfect every time!

  11. This pie looks so good I can’t wait to make it! The question I have is the placing of the pie crusts. Oh the 1st one do you take it out of the pie pan it came in and place it upwards and the 2nd one is downward?