Pecan Pie With Graham Cracker Crust

Easy pecan pie recipe

The Spruce Eats / Teena Agnel 

  • Total: 45 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
338 Calories
23g Fat
27g Carbs
8g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 338
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 149mg 50%
Sodium 183mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Protein 8g
Calcium 55mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Sweet, gooey, and oh-so-decadent—it's easy to love pecan pie! This classic dessert is so tasty and versatile. It's elegant enough for a Thanksgiving meal and simple enough that you could make it for a fall dinner. This is a straightforward recipe that helps you whip up the down-home treat with ease. You can top this rich, delicious pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. If you are feeling ambitious, you can even make your own whipped cream for an added treat.

A ready-made graham cracker pie shell makes the preparation a snap. You can also experiment a bit by baking it in a cookie crumb crust. You can find ready-made crusts in the baking aisle of most grocery stores. Avoid a frozen pie crust, which will still require some baking. Instead, the prepared crusts are a perfect shortcut for last-minute pie-making.

Ingredients

  • 7 tablespoons butter (melted)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup whipping cream or heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar (firmly packed)
  • 1 cup pecans (coarsely chopped)
  • 1 (8-inch) prepared graham cracker pie shell or cookie crumb pie shell

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

    Gather the ingredients for pecan pie
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  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the melted butter, eggs, whipping cream, corn syrup, salt, cinnamon, and brown sugar and mix well.

    Combine melted butter and eggs
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  3. Stir in the pecans.

    Stir in pecans
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  4. Remove the prepared crust from its wrapping. Pour the mixture into the crust.

    Put filling in pie
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  5. Place pie on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes, or until the top of the pie is browned and puffy.

    Place on baking tray
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  6. Watch carefully to prevent burning and take the pie out of the oven. Don't worry if the middle of the pie looks slightly jiggly. The filling will firm as it cools.

    Bake
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  7. Wait until the pie has cooled to slice.

  8. Serve the pecan pie with ice cream, whipped cream, or whipped topping. For a fancy serving style, add a small mint leaf to each slice of pie.

    Serve slice
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Tips

  • If you have any leftover pie, it will store best in the pie crust container. Cover the leftover pie with foil or plastic wrap and store it on the countertop for a day or two. You can also store it in the refrigerator, but bring it up to room temperature prior to serving the leftover pie.
  • Since the recipe calls for only 1/3 cup of whipping cream or heavy cream, you will likely have some left over. If you do, you are in luck. You can make whipped cream! Add one cup of the cream to two tablespoons of sugar. Pour that into a cold metal bowl and use a hand mixer, stand mixer, or a whisk (although you may get tired!), to whip that cream. Store the whipped cream in a sealed container in the refrigerator until you are ready to use.