Mom's Southern Pecan Pie

"My Mother first made this pie in 1949. The recipe was on a can of pecans. (I wasn't born then, but evidently pecans used to be sold in cans.) She kept the can in the kitchen cabinet. For some reason she never wrote it down. It's been a family favorite for 4 generations."
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Ready In:
1 pie


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 12 cup corn syrup
  • 14 cup butter, melted
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie shells
  • 1 cup pecan halves (use halves or break them into pieces, whichever you prefer.)


  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Combine sugar, butter and syrup.
  • Add beaten eggs and pecans and mix well.
  • Pour filling into pie shell.
  • Bake for about 45 minutes til center barely "jiggles".
  • Cool and enjoy.

Questions & Replies

  1. How do I get a soft pecan top pf the pie is always so hard that I can hardly cut through the pecans on the top?


  1. This is the best pecan pie that I have ever made or eaten. There's one in the oven now. Thank you so much Junebug for posting your Mom's recipe. Yum!!!!!
  2. WOW!!! This certainly hit the spot! Followed your instructions exactly and the result was a perfect pecan pie. Thanks Junebug for another great recipe. :-)
  3. A real crowd pleaser. MMM.... good
  4. I thought this was good, and very easy. I did tweak it by adding a capful of vanilla.
  5. The easiest & most delicious of pecan pies-replaced all other recipes. My only change was adding 1/2 t. vanilla & 1/2 t. almond extracts. I have always added almond flavor to pecan pie and it makes the difference for my family.


I am a wife, Mother and Grandmother. I am a native Texan and can't imagine living anywhere else. My Grandmother taught me to cook before I could see the top of the counter. I remember standing on a stool in her kitchen learning to make pancakes. My Mother loved to cook and it seems she was cooking (or cleaning) most of the time. So those are the two ladies responsible for nurturing my love of cooking! <a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a> As you can see I cook and review recipes more than I post them. That's because I am a pinch of this and a dollop of that cook and it's hard to put those recipes down on paper. <img src=""> <img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting"> <img src="" border="0" alt="Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting">
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