Southern Pecan Pie 

Wonderfully rich, easy & delicious. This pie is a must for your turkey day table!

I love pie. I love all kinds of pie. In fact, there aren’t many pies that I don’t like.


Pie is a staple in my house. My husband is southern through and through, and I’m tellin’ ya: pie is the way into a man’s heart! (Or your own, if you’re anything like me: love pie but don’t like to share…)

Without further delay, here’s my recipe for Southern Pecan Pie:

Southern Pecan Pie

Preheat oven to 350 


  • 1 unbaked pie crust (I used Pillsbury) 
  • 1 1/2 cups of pecan halves
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted 
  • 3 eggs, room temperature 
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (I used Vanilla infused with bourbon)
  • pinch of salt 

PSSST… you can add 1/2 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips for a chocolate pecan pie 


  1. Prepare pie crust in pie plate, set aside 
  2. Blend eggs and butter with a hand mixer
  3. Mix in sugar, salt, corn syrup & vanilla 
  4. Fold in pecans (& chocolate chips if you’re feeling fancy!)
  5. Pour into pie shell 
  6. For a golden brown crust, brush a whisked egg yolk on outer crust
  7. Pop into the oven and bake for 50-55 mins 


Here’s the pie in two different finishes. Below is a whipping cream finish…

And here you can see whipping cream vs egg yolk finsh.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much I do! 

Until next time 😊

Happy Baking,

Sara B. 

2 Comments Add yours

  1. BeaFreitas says:

    Love love love love that braided crust! I need to try this technique ! Great post 🙂


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