5 Cup Pecan Pie

"Don't like too sweet pecan pie? You'll like this one then, it's mostly nuts with just enough filling to hold them together. Nice change of pace and very decadent. I saw a pecan pie at a local Creole restaurant, in a suburb of Washington DC, that gave me the idea to develop this one."
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Ready In:
1hr 20mins
1 Pie




  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Spread 1/2 cup of the pecans on a baking sheet and toast them in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes, until lightly browned and fragrant.
  • Let cool completely.
  • Place the roasted nuts in a food processor and process until smooth and buttery.
  • Add the flour and pulse until incorporated.
  • Scrape into a large bowl and set aside.
  • Heat the butter in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until it starts to foam and turns a light brown.
  • Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Add the brown sugar, corn syrup, eggs, vanilla, and browned butter to the nut paste and stir until well blended.
  • Fold in the remaining 5 cups pecans.
  • Pour the filling into the pre-baked pie shell.
  • Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until the filling is slightly puffed and the crust is golden brown.
  • Transfer to a rack to cool.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.

Questions & Replies

  1. It has 3/4 cup of light corn syrup and then 2 tbsp. of light corn syrup, how much are we suppose to use?


  1. This has to be the best pecan pie I have ever made or tasted! Pecans take center stage in this fabulous recipe. Simple to prepare with excellent results! Thanks for sharing, Steve!
  2. Love this not too sweet pecan pie. I must say I did not follow the recipe exactly as I mis-read the direction. Instead of 1/2 C of Pecans toasted and processed, I used 1/2 of the Pecans! But, it turned out great and was very tasty. I had request for the recipe! Next time I will follow the direction, who knows maybe even better. Love the flavor
  3. Best pecan pie I have ever made. Pecan pie is my husband's hands-down favorite, and he absolutely LOVED this one. He had another slice of pie for breakfast the following morning. I'm not a big fan of pecan pie normally, but I ate an entire slice of this one and it was delicious.
  4. This was stunning! I was nervous about using an untested recipe for Christmas dinner, but I was not disappointed! I ended up using a 1.5QT casserole dish, and it was the perfect size. There`s a lot of pecans! Even my "What do you mean we aren't using my family's traditional recipe?!?" husband enjoyed it!
  5. Thanks for posting


  1. This was my first attempt at making a pecan pie, and I think I did pretty good! While this did have a different texture and flavor from the normal pecan pies, I will say that this is a great option. I was asked to make a less-sweet pie for the holidays, and this will definitely work. The only changes I made was to substitute chopped pecans for some of the whole pecans, making it easier to cut. I also couldn't get my food processor to make pecan butter, but I did as much as I could, and it still worked. :-)



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