Rating: 4.5 stars
21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

This classic dessert is a crowd favorite. Served warm with a scoop or two of ice cream, this favored baking recipe is perfect for any holiday. Add semi-sweet chocolate chips or bits of baking chocolate for a chocolaty take on this pie recipe. Some like it with a slice of cheese on top. This will definitely be a hit at any of your upcoming family gatherings-especially in the colder months. 

Linda Schend, Kenosha, Wisconsin
Recipe by Southern Living October 2007

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Credit: Victor Protasio; Food Styling: Margaret Dickey; Prop Styling: Heather Chadduck

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
bake:
1 hr 5 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Yield:
Makes 8 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Spread pecans in a single layer on a baking sheet.

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  • Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes or until toasted.

  • Stir together eggs and next 5 ingredients; stir in pecans. Pour filling into pie shell.

  • Bake at 350° for 55 minutes or until set, shielding pie with aluminum foil after 20 minutes to prevent excessive browning. Serve warm or cold.

  • Note: For testing purposes only, we used Mrs. Smith's Deep Dish Frozen Pie Shell.

Chef's Notes

For a richer flavor in  this traditional pecan pie recipe, try using dark corn syrup. Both variations received high marks in our Test Kitchens.

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