the best southern pecan pie

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This recipe was handed down from my great-grandmother. It is truly the best that I've ever had! **in response to the first review, it is actually more of what most would call a chess pie -- sorry!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. While your oven is pre-heating to 350F, start melting the margarine over medium heat in a saucepan.
  2. Once margarine is melted, remove saucepan from heat and stir in brown sugar.
  3. Beat and then add the eggs and the rest of ingredients to the saucepan-- stir well.
  4. Pour evenly into the 2 pie shells.
  5. Lightly sprinkle (or place if whole ones) pecans on top.
  6. Once oven is pre-heated, bake on cookie sheet@ 350F for 30 minutes.


Most Helpful

Perhaps I messed it up, but what I got out of my oven was not my idea of a pecan pie. But then- pies have never been my specialty and perhaps that influenced this as well. Still, I won't try this one again.

~*Sarah*~ March 26, 2003

I think this recipe needs to be doubled to make two pies. I used 2 8 inch regular pie crusts and neither one was more than half full. The filling tasted fine but was not particularly remarkable.

JustInTime September 05, 2011

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