Rich and Delicious Pecan Pie Recipe

If you’ve been reading my blog lately, you know that I love Thanksgiving.

I love the focus on being grateful, I love the traditional food and most of all, I love the pies.

In my opinion, Thanksgiving dinner just wouldn’t be complete without pumpkin or pecan pies.


Today, I’m honored to be participating in a Virtual Progressive Thanksgiving Dinner with  more than 20 bloggers.  Each of us bringing you our very best Thanksgiving dinner recipes, decorations and all of the things that make a Thanksgiving dinner special.


Today, I’m sharing my signature pecan pie recipe.  

rich and delicious pecan pie

Yes…it’s my “signature” recipe.

(Kind of like Shelby in “Steel Magnolias” when she says that pink is her signature color)

It became my “signature” dessert several years back when I first start making pecan pie for my husband.

It was his very favorite pie and he always wanted one at Thanksgiving.  And, me who believes cooking/baking is a way of showing my love was always happy to oblige. 

slice of pecan pie

I tried several recipes and each time he took a bite of a new version he would tell me what he did or did not like about it.  It seemed like every recipe was good but was missing that certain something.

So, I continued trying recipes and then began tweaking and perfecting until I landed on just the right combination.

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It is rich and delicious and I’ve been making it this way ever since.

It is always a hit with pecan pie lovers and non-pecan pie eaters alike.  

I think it’s because I chop my pecans in to small pieces making it easier to eat and less offensive to those who don’t really love nuts (like me).  The nuts blend in to the pie a little more so if you love the yummy inside, you’ll love the pecans, too.

Of course, if you love pecans then by all means don’t chop up the nuts!  You’ll still love the pie!


Rich & Delicious Pecan Pie
Yummy and rich pecan pie
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  1. One pie crust for a 9 inch pie.
  2. 4 large eggs
  3. 3/4 cup sugar
  4. 1 cup dark Caro syrup
  5. 1/2 cup butter
  6. 1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  7. 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  8. 1/4 tsp. salt
  9. 1 cup pecans, chopped*
  1. Roll out pie crust and place in to a 9-inch pie plate and crimp the edges
  2. Whisk together eggs and next 6 ingredients in a sauce pan over low heat until well blended. Pour in to pie crust and sprinkle with pecans.
  3. Bake at 350 on lower rack 30 minutes or until pie is set.
  1. *Chopping the pecans is optional, you may leave them whole if you prefer.
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If you’re looking for more great recipes and Thanksgiving dinner resources, be sure to visit the folllowing blogs:


November Fourteenth:

Printables –

Worthing Court

Mom 4 Real

Decor –

Just Paint It 

Making Lemonade


The Everyday Home

Designer’s Sweet Spot

Table Decor and Ideas – 

Creating This Life

My Soulful Home

Major Hoff Takes a Wife

Drinks –

Southern Color 

Deja Vue Designs

Appetizers –

Our Southern Home 

Sweet Pea

November Fifteenth:

Soups – 

Town and Country Living

Just Us Four

Salads –

Cedar Hill Farmhouse

Fresh Idea Studio

Main Dishes –

Designed by BH

First Home Love Life

Side Dishes –

All Things Heart and Home

Desserts – 

Domestically Speaking

Lilacs and Longhorns

Parting Gifts –

House on the Way

Dukes and Duchesses


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24 Responses to Rich and Delicious Pecan Pie Recipe

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  6. That sounds so delicious … I love pecan pie and I definitely have to try your recipe. Just pinned it.

  7. Thanksgiving wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without pecan pie! Your recipe looks so very good.

  8. I’m totally craving pecans now! Your pie looks delish! Thanks for sharing your recipe 🙂

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  10. My husband loves pecan pie and I am definitely pinning this recipe! Thanks for sharing your signature pie!

  11. Oh I could Really go for a slice of that right now, Julie! Thanks for sharing your tried-and-true, the recipe “Pecan Perfection”!

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  13. Wow, this pie looks amazing. My husband loves pecan pie so I will definitely making this for Thanksgiving.

    Excited to be part of the virtual dinner with you!

  14. Oh yum! And I’m like you…love Thanksgiving. And the pies. Happy Thanksgiving!

  15. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!! Pecan Pie is my mother’s favorite and I want to make it for her this Thanksgiving. Perfect timing!

  16. Pecan Pie is my absolute favorite — I’m making this version today after church! Thanks Julie!!

  17. Oh that looks and sounds delicious! Pinned 🙂

  18. Heather says:

    I really want to try my hand at a pecan pie. Now that I am in Texas, I think it is time. Thanks for the recipe, it looks delicious.

  19. I will have to make this for my hubby! He loves pecan pie. My daughter will have a great time helping with it! ~Christy

  20. Sarah says:

    I discovered this recipe on Friday and it’s now Sunday. I’ve made 4, yes FOUR, of these pies! The first one I made was a sample run before I took one in for a carry-in at work. I forgot to add the corn syrup. It still tastes delicious so nothing was lost, so I made another one. Correctly. And it’s amazing! The other correct one didn’t last long so I made another two to go to work. I imagine they will go over awesomely!

    • Julie Julie says:

      Yay! I’m so glad you love it as much as we do! I can’t believe you have made FOUR pies already! Hope they go over well with your work friends, too! Thanks so much for the feedback!

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