Utterly Deadly Southern Pecan Pie

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

The secret to this rich pie is cooking the sugar and corn syrup first. It is definitely not diet food! I bake this pie for 45 minutes according to my oven but you may need to bake longer.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In saucepan boil sugar and corn syrup together for 2 to 3 minutes; set aside to cool slightly.
  2. In large bowl beat eggs lightly and very slowly pour the syrup mixture into the eggs, stirring constantly.
  3. At this point I like to strain the mixture to make sure it's smooth and lump free.
  4. Stir in butter, vanilla, and pecans and pour into crust.
  5. Bake in a 350°F oven for about 45 to 60 minutes or until set.


Most Helpful

Absolutely amazing! Made this for my husband and father-in-law because it is their favorite and it turned out to be my favorite! I signed up specifically to review this recipe. It's a keeper and will be my only pecan pie recipe. I made a Gluten Free Dairy Free crust and it was the crowning glory of our Thanksgiving dinner!

I tweaked the recipe a bit. As the sugar/corn syrup cooled, I melted the butter in it to absorb some of the warmth before I whisked it slowly into the eggs. Worked like a charm!!

GlutenFree Food Critic November 24, 2012

I've been making pecan pie for the holidays for about 35 years. I decided to give this one a try prior to the holidays (would hate to disappoint at Thanksgiving or Christmas). This has become my new pecan pie recipe! I love the gooey-ness of the filling. The smaller the pie plate, the thicker the filling (obviously) which makes it richer!! Amazing what a difference dissolving the sugar makes. Try it, you'll love it...

Lobstr89 December 16, 2010

This is the 1st pecan pie that anyone in my immediate family has been able to cook in 40 years. It is delicious and easy. LOVED BY ALL! I am now the official "pecan pie maker" for the holidays!! Thank You so much!!!

kellychris November 28, 2010

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