Pecan Pie

This classic pie is especially easy because it does not require blind baking or precooking the filling. The toasty pecans in the sweet, gooey sugar filling taste extra homey when served warm. Enjoy with a dollop of whipped cream!
  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 45 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 1 pie or about 8 servings
Share This Recipe

Ingredients

Dough:

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting

1/4 cup chopped pecans

2 teaspoons sugar

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup cold butter (1 stick), diced

1 large egg, lightly beaten

Filling:

2 cups chopped toasted pecans

3/4 cup light corn syrup

1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon fine salt

3 eggs, lightly beaten

Directions

  1. For the dough: Combine the flour, pecans, sugar and salt in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Pulse until combined, and then add the butter and pulse until the mixture resembles yellow cornmeal mixed with bean-size bits of butter, about 10 pulses. Add the egg and pulse 1 to 2 times; don't let the dough form into a ball in the machine. (If the dough is very dry add up to 1 tablespoon cold water.) Remove the bowl from the machine, remove the blade, and bring the dough together by hand. Form the dough into a disk, wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, at least 1 hour. Roll the dough out with a rolling pin on a lightly-floured surface into a 12-inch circle about 1/8-inch thick. Transfer the dough to a 9-inch pie pan and trim the edges, leaving about 1 inch extra hanging over the edge. Tuck the overhanging dough underneath itself to form a thick edge that is even with the rim. Flute the edge as desired. Freeze the pie shell for about 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile for the filling: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Mix together the pecans, syrup, dark brown sugar, light brown sugar, melted butter, vanilla and salt in a large bowl. Whisk the beaten eggs into the filling until smooth. Put the pie shell onto a baking sheet and pour in the filling. Bake on the lower oven rack until the edges are set but the center is still slightly loose, 40 to 45 minutes. (If the edges get very dark, cover them with aluminum foil halfway through baking.) Cool the pie on a rack, and then serve slightly warm or at room temperature.

Fudge Factor

The Craziest Chocolate Creations for American Chocolate Week Mar 17, 2013

It’s officially American Chocolate Week. Check out photos of mind-blowing chocolate creations.

Sifted: Plan-Ahead Valentine's Day Desserts Feb 6, 2013

By: Lauren Miyashiro

Get our take on the best in food news, recipes and more from around the web, including the best Valentine's Day recipes.

Review: Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert's Chocolate Bar Nov 16, 2012

Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert have teamed up with master chocolatier Christopher Curtin to create the "Good & Evil" chocolate b …

Train Frontman Pat Monahan's Dark Chocolate Obsession Feb 11, 2013

By: Cameron Curtis

Train frontman Pat Monahan, an avid chocolate lover, shared with us his top five reasons for eating dark chocolate.

Over-the-Top-Delicious Treats to Satisfy Your Food Obsession

Are you infatuated with ice cream? Do you lust over lobster? Swoon at the sight of chocolate? Here's the best recipe for each food …

Chocolate Desserts

Indulge in our decadent chocolate desserts, from cookies and cakes to puddings, souffles and truffles.

Essentials: Chocolate Basics Sep 1, 2016

Satisfy that chocolate craving in your very own kitchen. All you need is baking chocolate and a little know-how. It also helps to …