Pecan Pie I Recipe -
Pecan Pie I Recipe

Pecan Pie I

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"Down-home Texas pecan pie that's not overly sweet. Easy to make, and great served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a few lines of chocolate syrup."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch pie Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    55 mins

    1 hr 5 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degree F (175 degree C).
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the sugar and flour until flour is blended in. Stir in the eggs, corn syrup and vanilla. Mix in the pecans and pour the filling into the pie crust.
  3. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes in the preheated oven, until a knife inserted halfway between center and edge comes out clean. Cool.
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  • Variations
  • Add 4 ounces sweet baking chocolate and reduce sugar to 1/2 cup.
  • Add 3 tablespoons Jack Daniels liquor or Amaretto liqueur to pie filling.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 24, 2003

This tastes like a pie that my mom would make!! The only thing I did differently is that I actually roast my pecans in butter first before I put them in the pie. My mom did this as well, and I like the way it makes the pie taste.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 28, 2002

If you are searching for a pecan pie that is not rich, this is it.

Dec 23, 2003

Mom had made pecan pies for years and they were very sweet, but at Christmas she asked me if I'd fix one for my brother. I got this recipe instead because you said it wasn't as sweet. I made this pecan pie (my 1st) and it was great. I did put 3/4 cup brown sugar and used light corn syrup (mainly because it was the only kind I had and didn't want to go to store in mid pie. I also threw in a few extra nuts. My mom said it was great (It had been so long I don't think she knew the diffence between the recipes until I told her, but it was a big hit with everyone at Christmas

Nov 28, 2002

Last year my Dad moved from Texas up here to NY to be closer to his children. His family is originally from the South. When he was asked by my sister if he had a favorite dessert he would like for Thanksgiving, he said he would like a Pecan Pie, but he was sure she wouldn't know how to make it. Well, determined to make my Dad's favorite, I got on "the Net" to find a recipe and found Mike's. His sister came in for Thanksgiving too (another Southerner). They both commented that this was by far the best pecan pie they ever tasted. I had to admit it was the best I ever had too, because I never had or even baked one before. I had always heard how rich they were. We heated up the pieces and put French Vanilla ice cream on them...Thank you Mike!!!...BTW...I ended up making 2 of them for Christmas last year, and there wasn't a single piece of crust left of them by the end of the evening.

May 12, 2009

I'm a professional baker with over 10 years experience. This recipe was given to me about 8 years ago by a customer who thought this recipe would be great for me to use instead of the one I was given in culinary school. After a few minor tweaks here and there, and my own homemade crust, this is the best selling pie I've ever made. It's also a family favorite, and has converted my dad, who didn't eat pecan pie because it was always too sweet, a HUGE fan of it. I don't know what kind of dark corn syrup the user who thought it was too bitter tried, but this pie is an enormous hit with my family, friends, and my clients. If I don't have dark corn syrup, I substitute with 3/4 c. light corn syrup and top the cup off with molasses(spray the glass measuring cup with cooking spray to make everything come out easier). I've also only chopped half the pecans, add them to the crust(not the custard), pour the custard in and top the pie with the whole nuts(randomly, not necessarily in a pattern). The pie cuts easier with chopped nuts, but the whole nuts on top make a prettier presentation.

Dec 26, 2004

WONDERFUL!! Not too sweet, just right. I added 1/8 cup of condensed milk and 1/2 stick melted butter. I changed the flour amount to 2 and 1/2 tablespoons. I am fromthe south and this is the best pecan pie I have ever had!!

Nov 25, 2005

This was my first attempt at a pecan pie, and I have to say this recipe was very easy, and quick too. I read all the reviews, and glad I did, for I had light, not dark corn syrup, so I just used half a cup of brown sugar in place of half the white, and used the full amount of light corn syrup. Came out great, taste wise...I over baked the crust a bit, but still really tasty...Thanks Mike, my hubby loved the pie!

Jul 21, 2004

we really liked this pie! note: not sifting the flour did not have bad side effects. I roasted my nuts in Imperial butter before adding them into the mixture. I also added 1 tbsp. of Kahlua liquor, which it complimented so well. I roasted half-sized pecans and then placed them one by one on top of the pie for decoration. Then when the pie was almost ready, I brushed a lil' bit of beated egg white over the pecans to give it a shiny look. Simply marvelous! :)


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  • Calories
  • 508 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 72.6 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol
  • 70 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 24.1 g
  • 37%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 5.4 g
  • 11%
  • Sodium
  • 237 mg
  • 9%

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

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