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Classic Pecan Pie with Whipped Cream

Classic Pecan Pie Recipe

  • Author: Deborah
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 70 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


You can’t beat a classic, and it doesn’t get more classic than this Classic Pecan Pie recipe.  Perfectly sweet with a wonderful crunch from the pecans, this is the best traditional pecan pie recipe!



  • 1 cup Karo® Light OR Dark Corn Syrup
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 11/2 cups (6 ounces) pecans
  • 1 (9-inch) unbaked or frozen deep-dish pie crust
  • **extra pie crust, for PI symbol (optional)


Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

In a medium bowl, mix the corn syrup, eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla.  Stir in the pecans.  Pour the filling into a pie crust.

Bake on the center rack of the oven for 60-70 minutes.  The pie is done when the internal temperature reaches 200ºF and springs back when the center is touched lightly.  Cover the edges of the pie crust with a pie shield or foil if the crust is browning too quickly.

**To make the PI symbol – use a stencil and a paring knife to cut the symbol out of pie dough.  Place the symbol in the middle of the pie after the pie has been in the oven for about 40 minutes.

Let the pie sit for 2 hours before serving. 

Recipe Notes:

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  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 422
  • Sugar: 35 g
  • Sodium: 164 mg
  • Fat: 17 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 5 g
  • Trans Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 67 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 77 mg