Mom's Southern Pecan Pie

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

My Mother first made this pie in 1949. The recipe was on a can of pecans. (I wasn't born then, but evidently pecans used to be sold in cans.) She kept the can in the kitchen cabinet. For some reason she never wrote it down. It's been a family favorite for 4 generations.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 12 cup corn syrup
  • 14 cup butter, melted
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie shells
  • 1 cup pecan halves (use halves or break them into pieces, whichever you prefer.)


  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Combine sugar, butter and syrup.
  3. Add beaten eggs and pecans and mix well.
  4. Pour filling into pie shell.
  5. Bake for about 45 minutes til center barely "jiggles".
  6. Cool and enjoy.


Most Helpful

This is the best pecan pie that I have ever made or eaten. There's one in the oven now. Thank you so much Junebug for posting your Mom's recipe. Yum!!!!!

Dianne T. March 18, 2003

WOW!!! This certainly hit the spot! Followed your instructions exactly and the result was a perfect pecan pie. Thanks Junebug for another great recipe. :-)

Merlot December 20, 2002

A real crowd pleaser. MMM.... good

Audrey M January 06, 2003

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