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Kentucky Pecan Pie Recipe
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Kentucky Pecan Pie
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Kentucky Pecan Pie

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"This pie is a family favorite. I get many requests to make this for our church bake sales."

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Original recipe makes 1 (9 inch) pie Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Combine syrup, sugar, salt, and melted butter or margarine. Slightly beat the eggs, and add to sugar mixture. Beat well, and pour into uncooked pie shell. Sprinkle pecans on top.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 50 to 60 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 30, 2002

This recipe was awesome. It is the best pecan pie I have ever eaten. Although, I did add 1 teaspoon of vanilla to the recipe. That gave it excellent flavor. I made this pie for Christmas dinner, everyone raved about how wonderful it was. Even people who didn't care for pecan pie said that it was excellent. I would recommend this recipe to anyone.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 04, 2005

Sorry folks, but I bake a lot of pies, and this is NOT a good pecan pie. WAY too sweet, I felt like I was eating a few pecans with my cornsyrup. On a positive note, it sets fine - as a matter of fact it was so thick when I poured it into the shell, it stuck to the spoon! Experienced cooks - try another recipe, this one's not it.

Feb 09, 2004

I had been craving a pecan pie for a while so I decided to search for a recipe with good reviews. This recipe certainly lived up to its rating. I was not used to a deep dish pecan pie though. The kind my Mom always made was more shallow and chewy. This pie is thick and gooey, but delicious. Although the recipe did not call for it I was planning to add 1 tsp. of vanilla to the mixture before baking, but forgot. My pie did not need it, it was wonderful as is. I did take other reviewer's advice though, and added more pecans. YUM!! I will definitely be making this pie again!

Mar 13, 2007

I would give this more stars if I could. It was sooo very easy to make, and sooo yummy! My mom always makes the pecan pies for family gatherings, but I offered to bring them this year. They were a huge hit! I actually didn't have enough brown sugar for 2 pies - so I made 1 pie with brown sugar and 1 pie with white sugar. They were both fabulous! Thanks!

Nov 25, 2005

This makes a very good pecan pie! Nice and rich, the way pecan pie should be! I added a touch of vanilla, but otherwise made it per the recipe and it turned out great. Will definitely use this recipe again!

Nov 17, 2010

This was my jumping off recipe for a chocolate pecan pie. I'm basing my review for my additions. However, I can't imagine that it wouldn't be grand as it is written. I sprinkled the bottom of the deep dish crust, (unbaked), with semi-sweet chocolate chips. Instead of a full cup of light corn syrup I used 1/2 cup of light corn syrup and 1/2 cup of Lyle's Golden Cane Syrup, and added 2 tsp. of vanilla. It gave the pie a wonderful caramel taste. I did have to bake about 1 1/2, but I tented the pie with aluminum foil so the top wouldn't burn. It was absolutely what I was looking for, and it will be my go-to recipe in the future. Thanks for letting me experiment with your wonderful recipe, Laurie.

Dec 01, 2002

I love pecan pie and this one is no exception. My only gripe was that it had to cook so long. Knowing this from reading all the reviews, I covered the crust of my pie for all but the last 25 minutes. And the pecans on the top of my pie did burn a little. I'll find a way to remedy that, but overall it will be a good pie to serve at Thanksgiving.

Nov 29, 2010

I made this for Thanksgiving and it was a huge hit with all ages. I did put foil over it until the last 20 minutes.


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  • Calories
  • 523 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 70.8 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol
  • 90 mg
  • 30%
  • Fat
  • 26.8 g
  • 41%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 5.1 g
  • 10%
  • Sodium
  • 328 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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