Not-So-Sweet Pecan Pie

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 50 mins

This pie is claimed to be not as sickly-sweet as traditional pecan pies; I've not tried it, so please let me know if this is true or not!


  1. Have pie shell ready; preheat oven to 375F degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together eggs, white sugar and salt; using a wooden spoon, stir in melted butter and corn syrup until well mixed.
  3. Add pecans and stir again.
  4. Pour into prepared pie shell and bake for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to 350F and bake 35 to 40 minutes more or until a tester inserted off-centre comes out clean.
  5. Let cool before serving.
Most Helpful

I have used this recipe for 50 years. It is my favorite. I found it in a book from the Dept. of Agriculture through my local Extension Service. The Not-So-Sweet is not a good name for it because it is very sweet...but I love it.

Kathleen Reed January 17, 2002