Southern Pecan Pie

A classic Southern pecan pie just like Grandma used to make! Made with toasted pecans and plenty of gooey goodness. A simply delectable Thanksgiving dessert that is easy to make.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 8 -12 slices


  • 1 unbaked pie crust - 9 inch
  • 1 cup Karo (light or dark) Syrup
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons butter , melted
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup whole pecans
  • 1 cup whole pecans , chopped


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a medium bowl, combine karo syrup, vanilla, eggs, butter, sugar, and cornstarch and stir until smooth.
  • Next, mix in chopped pecans and directly pour into the prepared pie crust. Arrange whole pecans around the edge in circles.
  • Bake in the oven for 45-50 minutes. Use foil to avoid over browning of the crust by covering.
  • Bake for another 10-15 minutes or until the filling is slightly jiggly.
  • Cool completely before serving. Top with cool whip if desired.


Nutritional information is only an estimate and it's accuracy is not guaranteed to be exact.

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