Mrs. Stewart's Pecan Pie W/ Meringue

Made This Recipe? Add Your Photo

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

This recipe was printed in the Fall 2007 Taste of the South Magazine. It was once a secret family recipe belonging to a Southern lady from Mississippi. This pie is special in that it has a creamy custard pecan filling and it's topped with meringue.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Prick pie shell with a fork.
  3. Bake pie shell for 10 minutes or until golden brown; remove from oven and allow to cool.
  4. On a baking sheet, place pecans in a single layer and roast in oven until fragrant, checking every few minutes to avoid burning; remove from oven and let cool.
  5. In a medium microwave safe bowl, beat egg yolks, 1/2 cup sugar, and flour on medium speed with an electric mixer, beating until thick and pale.
  6. Add sweetened-condensed milk, water and vanilla and beat until well combined.
  7. Microwave on high (100 percent power) for 5 1/2 minutes, stirring halfway through, or until mixture is a thick pudding-like consistency.
  8. Stir in pecans.
  9. Let cool for 20 minutes.Spoon filling into pie shell.
  10. Increase oven temperature to 400°F
  11. In a clean, medium bowl, beat egg whites at high speed with an electric mixer until foamy.
  12. Gradually add 3 tablespoons sugar, beating until stiff peaks form.
  13. Spread meringue over pie, sealing to edge.
  14. Return pie to oven and bake for 5-10 minutes or until merigue is slightly brown.
Most Helpful

5 5

This is the best creamy pecan pie ever. It's not a traditional pecan pie, so I guess that is why I love it so much.

3 5

Although this was very good, it did not quite come up to my expectations. I envisioned a smoother, creamier texture reminiscent of the kind my grandmother made on the stovetop. I would also have liked a little more detail as to how long to roast the pecans. Although I checked them every couple minutes, I still managed to overcook them a bit. This pie is definitely better after it has been refrigerated overnight.