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Best Ever Pecan Pie

4.28 from 50 votes
You, too, can easily make my Best Ever Pecan Pie recipe with a buttery crust, toasted pecans and a caramel custard center. It's your new go-to pie recipe!
Best Ever Pecan Pie - The only recipe you will need this Holiday season!!!!

Hi Bold Bakers!

Heading into the holidays, Baking Season is in full swing! At the top of your dessert list will be my Best Ever Pecan Pie. After the success of my Best Ever Brownies and Best Ever Banana Bread, I’ve decided to celebrate my favorite time of year with the recipe for my very Best Ever Pecan Pie!

To be honest with you, pie itself is not my favorite thing to bake! That said, this Best Ever Pecan Pie is in a league of its own. With a flaky, buttery crust, toasted pecans, and a caramel custard-like center…get ready for a real treat. Whether you’re a chocoholic, cookie monster, cake lover or ice cream fiend, I bet you can always go for a big slice of warm homemade pecan pie.  Add it to your list of favorites!

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Lots of people I know have never made a Pecan Pie, most have bought it from the store, thinking it can not be improved upon. Well let this recipe for my Best Ever Pecan Pie be the proof that homemade makes all the difference and is totally worth it!

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This really is as simple as making my Homemade Pie Crust then filling it with a mixture of whole toasted pecans, egg, brown sugar and maple syrup. No corn starch or unnatural ingredients needed. This Best Ever Pecan Pie packs so much flavor and comfort while being so simple to make.

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Whether it’s for Thanksgiving, Christmas or a special dinner party, this recipe for Best Ever Pecan Pie will become one of your go-to recipes. If this is something you’ve never made before, I promise, you will never buy another from the store again.

And if you love Pecan Pie but don’t want to make a whole one you have to try my Microwave Mug Pecan Pie version!

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Gemma's Gemma's Best Ever Pecan Pie Recipe

4.28 from 50 votes
You, too, can easily make my Best Ever Pecan Pie recipe with a buttery crust, toasted pecans and a caramel custard center. It's your new go-to pie recipe!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 8 servings
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 55 mins
You, too, can easily make my Best Ever Pecan Pie recipe with a buttery crust, toasted pecans and a caramel custard center. It's your new go-to pie recipe!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 recipe pie crust
  • 6 egg yolks
  • ½ cup (5oz/142g) golden syrup (or maple syrup)
  • 2/3 cup (4 oz/115g) dark brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons (3oz/90g) butter, melted
  • ¼ cup (2floz/57ml) cream
  • 2 cups (10oz/284g) pecans, chopped and toasted

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350oF (180oC) then line a 9 inch pie tin with either a store bought crust or my best ever pie crust recipe, set aside. 
  • Combine the egg yolks, syrup, brown sugar, butter and cream in a bowl. Add in the pecans and whisk until smooth.
  • Pour the pecan mix into your prepared pie shell. 
  • Bake the pie for 30 minutes or until the center of the filling is a little wobbly in the middle and just set around the edges. 
  • Serve warm with vanilla ice cream. 
  • Cover and store at room temperature for up to 4 days.

 

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Courtney
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Courtney
15 days ago

Hi Gemma, I am going to make this pie today and was curious about toasting the peacans – the info I googled has me mixing them with butter and other ingredients. Should I just put them on a baking sheet and put them in the over for a bit?

Barry
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Barry
16 days ago

Hi Gemma,
I live in Denver, Co. and was wondering if any adjustments need to be made for higher elevations when baking.

Valerie Sneed
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Valerie Sneed
16 days ago

How do you toast the pecans… what temperature and how long? I made the pie … it was good but o think I over baked it. The center was soft but the edges were too; is that the way it’s supposed to be? So I baked it about 5-7 minutes longer. Also the filling was a bit thin was that because I over baked it? It still had a good flavor. I’m going to try again.

fatpig123
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fatpig123
17 days ago

I have not made this recipe yet but I wonder what substitue should I use for egg yolks? I read through the chart and I don’t know the substitution! I am making these in a few days!

Claude
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Claude
2 months ago

Hi Gemma
Just a quick question before I try this recipe: about the egg yolks. Does egg size matter? If it does, can you tell me which size is best, and if you happen to know, how to adapt the recipe if using different sizes? Example: best with 6 large egg yolks, or 7 medium, etc. Seems like a lot of bakers recommend large eggs in their recipes, but my partner prefers medium ones, therefore buys those, so I don’t always have large ones in the house. Your thoughts?
Thanks!

Lynnette Siegl
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Lynnette Siegl
4 months ago

My husband and I just dove into the Pecan Pie: and I must agree with you it is the best Pecan Pie we ever had! Just wondering what You do with all those egg white? don’t want to be wasteful! Oh, before I for get the filling was a bit runny! Didn’t I let it sit long enough to set? In any case it was delicious!

janiejett
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janiejett
4 months ago

I have a question on pie crust. Most recipes tell you to refrigerate pie crust after you mix the ingredients. When you take it out of the refrigerator, do you let it become room temperature before rolling it out? It seems difficult to roll out and is crumbly if I roll it out as soon as I take it out of the refrigerator

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Nupur
6 months ago

Thank you Gemma for this perfect recipe.. it is pure genius!! Made it yesterday, and it didn’t last long enough for me to be able to click a picture. Best part , all age groups love it!! Can the recipe be doubled, or is it better to make multiple pies using the same measures.. coz my family is already complianing that I should make this pie in a large enough quantity so it lasts a few days!!! Thanks once again

Hira Siddiqui
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Hira Siddiqui
10 months ago

Can i replace pecan with walnuts, so it might turn out walnut pie? If not please show walnut pie recipe

Vonner59
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Vonner59
11 months ago

Actually was the Best Ever! My family (including my 87 yr old mother) said it was the best pie on Thanksgiving!
Thank you for the great recipes!

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