Browned Butter Pecan Pie

"The browned butter add an extra "richness" to an already wonderful pie."
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins
1 Pie




  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Brown butter in saucepan until golden brown.
  • Do not burn.
  • Let cool.
  • Mix all ingredients in order listed and mix well.
  • Add browned butter and blend well.
  • Pour in unbaked pie shell and bake at 425 degrees for 10 minutes.
  • Lower oven to 325 degrees and bake an additional 40 minutes.

Questions & Replies

  1. Do the pecans come to the surface while baking?


  1. Quite frankly, no one in my family likes pecan pie. However, an unknowing aunt of mine requested that I make a pecan pie for Christmas. I stumbled upon this recipe and decided to give it a try. OH MY MY!!! Let me say that this is way more than a 5 star pie!!!! I made it exactly as written in the recipe. When it came time for dessert on Christmas Eve, my family of 6 took small pieces to be nice. My aunt took a HUGE piece. My aunt said it was the best pecan pie she had ever eaten. The rest of my family (including me) were instantly converted to pecan pie. My husband told me he wished I had made an extra one and I have to make this a tradition at all future holiday tables. I happily agree!
  2. This is the same recipe I use (I found mine in "Cotton Country") and it really makes a wonderfully delicious pecan pie. That browned butter makes all the difference, doesn't it? Everyone should try this recipe!
  3. A not so humble pie. I thought that there was not another dessert application for browned butter that I would want to try and then I go and find this. Just don't tell me the calorie count. Allow me to be blissfully ignorant.
  4. My husband freaked when he took a bite into this! He told me to put this recipe somewhere safe to be sure not to loose it! And not to change a thing! It was perfect! He loved it! As did everyone else! It was a huge hit at our house for Thanksgiving! WE loved it!!!! THE perfect Pecan Pie!!!!
  5. This was a first try for me in making a pecan pie. Because of the 5 star rating and great remarks from others I knew I wanted to try this. It is hands down one of the best pecan pies I have eaten. I got rave remarks from everyone who ate it and even got asked for the recipe. This is the PERFECT Thanksgiving or anytime pie for company. You won't be will love it. I do believe browning the butter as the others have said makes all the difference in taste of this delicious pie!!! So glad I found is a keeper for sure. A MUST TRY for anyone looking for one of the best desserts around!!!


Living in the south we are very lucky to have an abundance of fresh seafood and other ingredients at our disposal when trying new recipes. My husband and I both love to cook and have learned a lot about cooking from our native Louisianian, Paul Prudhomme (we learned to be very careful with his recipes as they are very spicy - even for us), native New Orleanian, Frank Davis and transplanted Emeril Lagasse. It would be very difficult to pick an all time favorite cookbook since I have approximately 200. I enjoy collecting local cookbooks as well as others from different areas. This picture is obviously when DH and I got married. I cooked all the food and even made my wedding cake.
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