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The Best Pecan Pie Recipe

  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Total Time: 1 hr 5 mins
  • Yield: 8-10 servings 1x


The best pecan pie recipe is made with a secret ingredient that you have in your kitchen right now -- browned butter! There's always room in the fridge for a fresh homemade pie with sweet pecan nuts!


  • 1 9-inch pie crust
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter
  • 2 cups pecans (plus extras to line the top, if desired)


  1. Prepare your pie crust, and pop it in the fridge until you are ready. Use a deep 9-inch pie plate so that it doesn't bubble over while cooking.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the sugar, corn syrup, vanilla, salt, and ground cinnamon, and whisk to combine well. Add the eggs, and whisk until well combined.
  3. In a small saucepan, over medium heat, melt the butter, and then cook, stirring very often, until the butter starts to darken and smells fragrant, about 4 to 5 minutes (the butter will burn if you aren't careful, so keep an eye on it).
  4. Slowly pour the brown butter into the sugar mixture while whisking until well combined. Add the nuts (you can chop them up or not; I like mine chopped up a bit).
  5. Pour the pie filling into the prepared crust, and line with additional pecans if desired.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 50 to 60 minutes. The middle can jiggle just a bit, but should not be sloshy.
  7. Remove from the oven, and allow the pie to cool before cutting and serving.


  • Best pecan pie recipe out there. Mark my words.
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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