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Easy Pecan Pie Recipe

Learn how to make homemade pie crust for this delicious and easy pecan pie recipe. This is perfect for Thanksgiving or any other time of the year.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword pecan pie, pie
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 12 Slices
Calories 383kcal


For the Pie Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup cold butter Chopped into small pieces

For The Pecan Pie Filling

  • 3 Eggs beaten
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 3 tbsp melted butter


For The Pie Crust

  • Combine the flour, salt and sugar and mix well.
  • Add the cold butter a little at a time and work together with the flour mixture until a course mixture is formed. You will want to make sure there are not many large clumps of butter. The texture should be sand-like.
  • Add the almond extract and work into the flour/butter mixture with your hands.
  • Add the water one tablespoon at a time and work together until a smooth ball of dough is formed.
  • Roll the dough on a flat, floured surface. It should be roughly 10-12 inches in diameter.
  • Add the pie crust to a 8 or 9 inch pie dish, and trim the edges to the desired length. You can create fancy edges or just use a fork to press the crust down into the edge of the pie dish.
  • Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes

For the Pecan Pie Filling / Baking Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Combine the corn syrup, salt, almond extract, brown sugar and melted butter in a large bowl and mix well.
  • Add the eggs and continue mixing.
  • Add the chopped pecans and mix well.
  • Pour the mixture over the pie crust and then add a layer of the halved pecans on the top of the pie.
  • Bake for 45-60 minutes, or until slightly firm. The filling will firm up as it is refrigerated as well.
  • Refrigerate at least one hour before serving.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 383kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 295mg | Potassium: 121mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 305IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg