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Pecan Pie

This pie was always a favorite for birthdays while my children were grouping up. They never liked the typical party cakes. My mother gave me the old-fashioned recipe for lard turns out every time!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 50 min.
  • Makes
    8-10 servings


  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups dark corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1 unbaked pastry shell (9 inches)
  • Sweetened whipped cream, optional


  • In a large bowl, beat eggs just until blended but not frothy. Add the sugar, salt and corn syrup. Stir butter and vanilla just until blended. Spread pecans in the bottom of pie shell. Pour in filling.
  • Place in a 350° oven and immediately reduce heat to 325°. Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. If desired, serve with whipped cream. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 441 calories, 18g fat (5g saturated fat), 96mg cholesterol, 238mg sodium, 70g carbohydrate (39g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Bridget and Tom
    Nov 28, 2020

    This pie turned out perfect! My 15 yr old made it this Thanksgiving and the filling firmed up just right. She used light corn syrup instead of dark. It actually filled 1 8" shallow pie crust and half of another crust so there was plenty to enjoy. Thanks!

  • Michelle Marie
    Nov 23, 2018

    Followed directions exactly. Made 2. Both of my pies never solidified! I kept adding to the cook time; wound up cooking 70 minutes the first evening. Thought maybe they would thicken as they cooled. Next day: still runny! Cooked another 40 minutes!! On the surface, it appeared to have thickened. Went to eat Thanksgiving Day and they were slop!! I have re-reviewed all directions several times...I did not miss anything! I chilled overnight to see if that would help: they are even worse! So disappointed to not have for my family...and to have spent so much effort and $ on the ingredients.

  • hfthompson
    Aug 8, 2016

    I never knew a Pecan Pie was this easy! Delicious too!!

  • peachynonni
    Apr 24, 2016

    My husband loves this pie. I only wish I could eat it. I am diabetic.

  • w012jah
    Nov 25, 2015

    I get asked to bring this pie for every holiday. Delicious!!!!!

  • Annie1227
    Nov 18, 2010

    would using light corn syrup in this recipe make a big difference in the outcome/flavor of the pie?