This southern pecan pie recipe is made with Karo syrup, toasted pecans, and a store bought crust. You’re gonna love this old fashioned pecan pie!
I love a good old fashioned pecan pie during the holidays. Especially if it’s a southern pecan pie recipe! In this post i’m going to share my southern style pecan pie recipe with you all, step-by-step!
I hate to brag, but I do believe that this is the best pecan pie recipe in the world. Seriously, I do! Every time that I use this recipe my pecan pie comes out amazing!
I do like to use a shortcut for this recipe. Instead of making a homemade pie crust for this pecan pie, I prefer to use a store bought crust – just to make everything easier, and to save time. If you want to make a homemade crust for your pecan pie, you can use my homemade crust recipe here.
What makes this pecan pie so good? The ingredients! I’m not stingy with the ingredients. I add lots of pecans, a nice amount of eggs ( because we don’t do the runny custard around here boo boo!), and I use bourbon vanilla extract. I usually buy my bourbon vanilla from Trader Joes. However, I’ve seen it at QFC ( which is a Kroger store) as well. If you can’t find bourbon vanilla, feel free to use regular vanilla.
I also add a dash of ground nutmeg into pie filling! It just balances everything out, and adds a lil more flavor.
Now who’s ready for some of the best darn southern pecan pie ever?
Check out my video tutorial below, and print the recipe!
How to make the best ever southern pecan pie. It takes some time but it's sweet but not too sweet!
- 1 1/4 cup pecans chopped
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tbsp salted butter melted
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon bourbon vanilla OR regular vanilla extract
- 1 9 inch deep dish pie shell
Preheat the oven to 350 F.
In a large bowl add in the eggs, and mix until everything is one color.
Next add in the sugar, corn syrup, melted butter, and nutmeg.
Mix all the ingredients.
Grab the pie shell, and sprinkle in the chopped pecans.
Next pour the eggs mixture over the pecans.
Place the pie on a cookie sheet, then put in the oven.
Bake for 45-50 minutes.
Remove and let cool completely before serving.
Serve, and enjoy!