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Quick and Easy Pecan Pie {No Corn Syrup}

Just the right amount of gooey sweetness, with hints of caramel – this decadent traditional holiday favorite is so simple to make you will want to enjoy it year round. Our easy pecan pie recipe is one the whole family enjoys making together. Beware … the intoxicating aroma created by the toasted pecans, brown sugar, maple syrup, and warm spices will have everyone wanting to eat dessert before dinner!

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Traditional pecan pie is made with high fructose corn syrup. In an effort to make this pie more natural, we used pure maple syrup and three eggs, which allows the pecan pie filling to set up nicely once it has cooled.

We use our own homemade all butter pie crust, but feel free to use your go-to pie crust whether it is homemade, refrigerated, or frozen.

Why This Recipe Works?

  • Gooey sweetness with hints of caramel.
  • No corn syrup.
  • Make ahead recipe.
  • Comes together easily.
  • Readily available ingredients.
  • Kid Friendly.
  • Great for holidays, special occasions, or just when you feel like it.
  • Use your favorite pie crust.
  • The Best Pecan Pie ever!!!
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Main Ingredients

This recipe uses super easy ingredients that can be purchased from a local grocery store if they are not already in your kitchen. Read the Recipe Card for the measurements.

  • Pecans – Toasting the pecans will maximize the flavor and crunch of these tasty nuts.
  • Brown Sugar / Maple Syrup – The combination of brown sugar and maple syrup provide plenty of sweetness.
  • Eggs – Since we are not using corn syrup, 3 eggs allows the pecan pie filling to set and create structure.
  • Butter – Adds richness to this pecan pie.
  • Flour – We use all-purpose flour, which helps to set the filling.
  • Sea Salt – This milder salt helps to balance the sweetness in the pie.
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How To Make Quick and Easy Pecan Pie

Step 1: Toast It

  • Set the oven rack to the middle position and preheat to 350 degrees F.
  • On a sheet pan, add 1 1/2 cups pecan halves and bake for 10 minutes until they are toasted and appear slightly darker. Once cool enough to handle, give a rough chop and set aside.
toast the pecans in the oven.

Step 2: Preheat

  • Adjust the oven temperature and preheat to 400 degrees F.

Step 3: Mix It

  • In a large bowl, whisk together the brown sugar and maple syrup until incorporated.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, whisking to make sure each egg is blended before adding another.
  • Next, add the vanilla, sea salt, cinnamon and flour, whisking out any lumps.
  • Add the butter and continue whisking to incorporate.
whisk the filling ingredients together.
  • With a rubber spatula, fold in the chopped pecans.
prepare the filling mixture by adding the pecans.

Step 4: Bake It

  • Pour the filling into the prepared pie shell.
  • Decorate with additional pecans, if you wish.
  • Bake in the preheated 400 degree oven for 10 minutes.
pour mixture into pie shell and bake.
  • After 10 minutes, reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees and continue baking for an additional 35-40 minutes. The pie will rise and puff up all the way to the center. The top will crack, but will quickly settle down after it cools.
cool down the pecan pie after baking.

Step 5: Cool It

  • Remove the pie from the oven and transfer to a cooling rack; cool at room temperature. Serve with whip cream or vanilla ice cream.
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Cover and store any leftovers at room temperature for 2-3 days. 

Other desserts you may want to try are our apple crisp, rustic apple tart, and chocolate chip cookies!

Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Just the right amount of gooey sweetness, with hints of caramel - this decadent traditional holiday favorite is so simple to make you will want to enjoy it year round. Our easy pecan pie recipe is one the whole family enjoys making together.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups pecan halves, toasted (plus additional if decorating top)
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted
  • 9” pie crust, store bought or homemade

Instructions

  1. Set the oven rack to the middle position and preheat to 350 degrees F. On a sheet pan, add 1 1/2 cups pecan halves and bake for 10 minutes until they are toasted and appear slightly darker. Once cool enough to handle, give a rough chop and set aside.
  2. Adjust the oven temperature and preheat to 400 degrees F.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the brown sugar and maple syrup until incorporated. Add eggs, one at a time, whisking to make sure each egg is blended before adding another. Next, add the vanilla, sea salt, cinnamon and flour, whisking out any lumps. Add the butter and continue whisking to incorporate. With a rubber spatula, fold in the chopped pecans.
  4. Pour the filling into the prepared pie shell. Decorate with additional pecans, if you wish. Bake in the preheated 400 degree oven for 10 minutes.
  5. After 10 minutes, reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees and continue baking for an additional 35-40 minutes. The pie will rise and puff up all the way to the center. The top will crack, but will quickly settle down after it cools.
  6. Remove the pie from the oven and transfer to a cooling rack; cool at room temperature. Serve with whip cream or vanilla ice cream.
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