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Old Fashioned Pecan Pie Recipe

Old Fashioned Pecan Pie Recipe, easy, delicious, and simply the BEST pecan pie you will ever have. With a hint of maple, toasted pecans, and the perfectly cooked filling you will never want another pie again!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Cooling Time 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 273kcal
Author Lisa


  • ¾ cup corn syrup
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 3 tbs butter
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 ½ cup pecans coarsely chopped
  • 1 unbaked or frozen deep-dish pie crust 9 inch


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Coarsely chop your pecans and place on the prepared baking sheet. Toast the pecans in the preheated oven for 5 minutes. They should be fragrant but not burned. Once toasted set aside. Reduce oven temperature to 300°F. (1 ½ cups pecans)
  • In a bowl combine corn syrup, eggs, brown sugar, maple syrup, butter, vanilla, and salt. Whisk until smooth. (¾ cup corn syrup, 3 eggs, 1 cup brown sugar, ¼ cup maple syrup, 3 tbs butter, 2 teaspoon vanilla extract, pinch of salt)
    filling mixed before adding nuts
  • Stir in the toasted pecans.
  • Pour filling into pie crust. * Then bake for 60-70 minutes. The pie is done when the center is mostly set. If you have a thermometer, check the temperature of the pie- it should be around 205-210°F. *
    pecan pie before baking
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for 2 hours. You can move the pie to the refrigerator once it comes to room
    baked pecan pie on baking sheet



Tips and Tricks
  • I like to take a frozen pie crust and place it in one of my nicer pie dishes.
  • Bake your pie on top of a rimmed baking sheet. This will help with moving the pie in and out of the oven and if there are any spills it will catch them.
  • The pie has to reach at least 200°F (but I find around 210°F best) for the filling to set. This is because of the high sugar content of the filling.


Calories: 273kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 95mg | Potassium: 93mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg