My Favorite Pecan Pie Recipe

My Favorite Pecan Pie Recipe


My friends at announced last week that they were hosting a “Battle of the Pies”.   I was selected as well as 39 other bloggers to participate — all I had to do was submit my favorite pie recipe.  I knew that I wanted to do this challenge and I knew which pie recipe I would share.

For many years I have been the designated pecan pie maker in the family and I make it every Thanksgiving.  Every. Single. One.  Well, except for that time that we took a Thanksgiving cruise and complained the whole time that it didn’t “feel” like Thanksgiving.  Maybe we were missing home, maybe the pie…

Today I share with you my recipe.  I have tried many pecan pies and none come close to this one.  I hope you like it and love it and eat it a la mode!


The ingredients:

1 Cup of toasted, chopped Pecans

1 Stick of Butter

1/2 Cup Sugar

1/2 Teaspoon of Salt

2 Teaspoons of Vanilla extract

1 Cup light Karo Syrup

3 eggs, beaten

1 unbaked pie shell (homemade or frozen)

Note:  Before chopping the pecans, set a few aside to scatter on the top of the pie before it bakes.  This does not affect the flavor, but does make the pie prettier when there are some whole pecans on the finished pie.

My Favorite Pecan Pie Recipe


The Steps

Make sure that the rack is positioned in the center of the oven.  Set the oven to 350 degrees.

Meanwhile melt the butter in a saucepan but do not brown the butter.

Add the sugar and the Karo Syrup to the butter and allow the sugar to dissolve.

Add the vanilla extract, the salt and the pecans to the saucepan.

Set aside the mixture and allow to cool before adding the beaten eggs.

Once cool, add the eggs and stir into filling.

My Favorite Pecan Pie Recipe

Pour the mixture into the unbaked pie crust (I used frozen store-bought) and scatter a few whole pecans to make the pie prettier once it cooks.  It actually looks pretty good already, don’t you think?

My Favorite Pecan Pie Recipe

Depending on your oven, bake between 50 minutes to 1 hour.  In my oven, the pie is ready in 55 minutes.

My Favorite Pecan Pie Recipe

Serve slightly warm or room temperature.

My Favorite Pecan Pie Recipe

It is also delicious a la mode!

My Favorite Pecan Pie Recipe

There will be a total of 40 pies submitted for this “Battle of the Pies” contest!  That’s a lot of delicious pie and as my friends post their recipes, I will add their links below.

My Favorite Pecan Pie Recipe

So if this is a pie battle, how does one win?  Well, the blogger with the most social interaction (pins, shares, likes, comments) wins!  Friends, I ask that you share this recipe in your social media and use the hashtag #WayfairPieBakeOff.   I will let you know the results as soon as the winner is announced.  Thank you so much!



This post is a collaboration with and I thank them for hosting this fun battle!  


Here are some more of the delicious recipes that are part of the battle!

Apple Pie Cookies from Miss Information

Butterscotch Apple Pumpkin Pie from A Blissful Nest

Coconut Cream Turtle Pie from Busy at Home

Caramel Pecan Pie from Christina Williams

Double Chocolate Cream Pie from Fearlessly Creative Mammas

Wool Blanket Pie Recipe from Leahs Life

Mini Caramel Apple Pies from Happily Hughs

Apple Pie in a Bag from House of Tubers

Sweet Potato Pie Mama of 3 Munchkins

Cast Iron Apple Pie from Polish My Crown

Chocolate Mousse Pie from Simply Darrling

Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie from Staying Close to Home

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie from The Summer Umbrella

Super Easy Apple Pie Bites from 100 Directions

Grandma’s Famous Raspberry Pie from Bright Green Door

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie from Clarks Condensed

Epic German Chocolate Pie from Designer Trapped

Easy Chicken Pot Pie from My Creative Days

Healthier Pecan Pie from Migionis Home

Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pudding Pie from Rad Mom Cool Kids

Caramel Apple Crumb Pie from Simply Nicole

Chocolate Salted Honey Pie from Table and Hearth

Chicken Pot Pie with a Sharp Cheddar Pie Crust from The Thome Home

Granny’s Puff Pastry Apple Pie from Wife in Progress Blog

Sugar Cream Pie from Wit, Wisdom and Food

Smores Pumpkin Pie from Legal Miss Sunshine

Caramel Apple Pie from Holy Craft

Apple Butter Pie from Chase the Star

Chocolate Pecan Pie from The Dempster Log Book




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