Classic Old Fashioned Southern Pecan Pie Recipe

Classic Old Fashioned Southern Pecan Pie Recipe

Savor the buttery goodness of this sweet gooey dessert with delicious pecan nuts with this classic Southern Pecan Pie Recipe!

Try this Classic Old Fashioned Southern Pecan Pie for a sweet treat that’s easy to make! Whip up this sweet and nutty dessert and treat yourself with a slice of this Southern holiday classic!

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 1 hr
Total: 1 hr 15 mins


  • 3 large eggs
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup, preferably Karo
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter, preferably Land O'Lakes, softened
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour, heaping
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 1 crust pie crust, unbaked homemade or commercial, preferably Pillsburry


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. If using a homemade crust, prepare the pie crust by placing it into an ungreased, regular 9-inch glass pie plate and fluting the edges.
  3. Whisk the eggs together, then whisk in the sugar.
  4. Stir in the corn syrup and the softened butter; mix well.
  5. Add the flour and the vanilla; combine well.
  6. Fold in the pecans.
  7. Pour mixture into the unbaked pie shell and bake at for about 55 to 60 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Shield the outside edges of the pie with a pie shield or aluminum foil about halfway through cooking to prevent over-browning.
  9. Let the pie cool down completely, slice, then serve!

Recipe Notes

  • Toast pecans for extra flavor
  • Don't use a blender or a mixer for mixing. Use a whisk and a wooden spoon and hand mix only to avoid overbeating which will cause the pie to be runny.


  • Sugar: 52g
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  • Calcium: 28mg
  • Calories: 432kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 65g
  • Cholesterol: 69mg
  • Fat: 19g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 94mg
  • Protein: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Sodium: 139mg
  • Vitamin A: 185IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
Nutrition Disclaimer
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