Traditional Pecan Pie in a Jar Recipe

Traditional Pecan Pie in a Jar Recipe

How To Make Traditional Pecan Pie in a Jar

No messy slices, just a jar of deliciously baked pecan pie. These individual pies are filled with roasted pecans and sweet syrup for a heavenly dessert.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 48 minutes
Cool Time: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 43 minutes



  • 2cupspecan halves,broken into coarse pieces
  • 1cupwhite sugar
  • ¾cuplight corn syrup
  • ¾cupdark corn syrup
  • 4eggs
  • ¼cupbutter,melted
  • tspvanilla extract
  • 1pinchsalt
  • cooking spray
  • 2pie crusts,(9-inch), unbaked


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spread pecans on a baking sheet.

  2. Bake the pecans in the oven for 6 to 8 minutes, until lightly toasted. Cool to room temperature.

  3. Bring the sugar, light corn syrup, and dark corn syrup to a boil in a saucepan, then boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and cool slightly for about 10 minutes.

  4. Whisk the eggs in a large bowl until frothy. Add the syrup mixture slowly, whisking constantly to prevent eggs from curdling. Whisk in the butter, vanilla extract, and salt until the batter is smooth.

  5. Spray 8 small jars with cooking spray. Press pieces of pie crust dough into bottom and sides of jars.

  6. Add a layer of toasted pecans to each jar. Spoon in the batter, leaving ¼-inch rim at top.

  7. Bake in the oven for about 40 minutes until darkened on the top. Cool to room temperature before serving.

  8. Serve and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

Check jars while baking at 25 minutes; cover with aluminum foil if tops are darkening too quickly.


  • Calories: 806.28kcal
  • Fat: 42.38g
  • Saturated Fat: 11.48g
  • Trans Fat: 0.24g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 19.57g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.46g
  • Carbohydrates: 106.91g
  • Fiber: 3.41g
  • Sugar: 74.52g
  • Protein: 6.74g
  • Cholesterol: 95.23mg
  • Sodium: 353.28mg
  • Calcium: 46.83mg
  • Potassium: 190.16mg
  • Iron: 1.72mg
  • Vitamin A: 83.66µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.27mg
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