Recipe: Classic Pecan Pie

Pecan pie is best known for its alluring flavor and the popularity of this recipe has grown so much that a national pecan pie day is observed in the United States after the classic pecan pie has almost turned to a cultural symbol in the southern United States and is a famous holiday delight for thanksgiving and various other occasions. The pecan pie dessert is a classic American cuisine that requires 5mins preparation time and 70 minutes of cook time.

Health Benefits


Pecans contain phytonutrients with potent antioxidants such as flavonoids, which helps to reduce the risk of some cancers and other diseases. Also, pecan pie is rich in zinc, which is crucial in the development and functioning of the immune system. 

Low Sugar Content

Pecans have very little sugar but help to improve blood sugar levels by slowing down the rate of absorption from the bloodstream into the tissues. As a result of this maintaining energy levels and preventing blood sugar fluctuations.

Weight Loss

Pecan pie promotes weight loss and maintenance. This diet contains a lot of minerals, which are very crucial for cell development and functioning.

Karo syrup gives your pie the perfect sweetness. The Karo syrup is of two variations, dark and light. The light provides a delicate vanilla flavor while the dark offers a more robust flavor. Other essential ingredients needed include eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla, and pecans. 


  • 1 cup Karo flavor light or dark corn syrup
  • Three eggs
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 6 ounces of pecan
  • Two tablespoons of melted butter
  • One teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 1 (9inches) unbaked or frozen pie crust


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
  • Mix the corn syrup, eggs, vanilla extract, butter, and sugar in a bowl and stir in the pecans.
  • Transfer the filling into a pie crust
  • Make sure to bake on the center of the rack of the oven for about 60-70 minutes. The pie is well baked when the internal temperature reaches 200 and springs back when the center is touched lightly.
  • Make sure the pie sits for about 2 hours before serving.

Nutritional Information

Serving per recipe: 8

Serving size: 1

Calories: 490,7 kcal – complete Nutritional information

Percent daily values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


A significant problem associated with the pecan pie is that you cannot combine the ingredients and refrigerate the uncombined mixture. Furthermore, it cannot be directly stored in the freezer or refrigerator because of the egg due to raw egg curdling when thawed. Therefore the best way to go about this is to bake the pie as usual and then to store it once it has cooled down.

Mostly, refrigeration is employed for short term storage (1-2 days) of baked pecan pie, while for long term storage, the pecan pie.