The Best Ever Pecan Pie has the perfect balance of sweet and salty, with just the right amount of crunch from those delicious pecans. This is a holiday favorite that you don’t want to miss out on!
As kids, we never wanted to try pecan pie. Why would we go for the pie full of nuts when there was a perfectly good apple pie or cherry pie right next to it? If only we had known. We missed out on so many years of glorious pecan pie. These days, older and wiser, we have learned to head straight to the pecan pie at holiday get-togethers, just to make sure we don’t miss out! We crave that sweet and salty, perfectly crunchy pie, and we know you will too!
If your crust is getting too dark while baking, go ahead and add a ring of tin foil around your crust to prevent it from any further browning.
Pecan Halves vs. Crushed Pecans:
Either is completely acceptable to use. However, we prefer to use crushed pecans ourselves. Crushed pecans give this pie a nice crust at the top.
Should I eat Best Ever Pecan Pie warm?
You can definitely eat your pecan pie warm, and a lot of people love it that way! We prefer to let it cool to room temperature to allow it to completely set before diving in.
Homemade or store-bought? I think you know our opinion on this one by now. Homemade is always best, and this recipe is super easy! If you need to cut corners, you can always buy unbaked pie crust at your local grocery store.
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Best Ever Pecan Pie
- 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust
- 1/2 cup salted butter
- 1 cup corn syrup
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 large eggs beaten
- 1 1/2 cups pecans halves, or chopped
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
- Once melted add corn syrup, brown sugar, vanilla, and salt. Stir to combine until everything is fully melted.
- Remove from heat. Whisk in eggs and stir in pecans.
- Pour mixture into a 9-inch uncooked pie shell.
- Bake in the preheated 325 degree oven until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean, about 55 minutes.
- Serve with either whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.