Underneath a golden layer of pecans, a sweet and sticky filling awaits. A dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream is an ideal topping.



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Instructions Checklist
  • Set a 9-inch cake ring (with 1 1/2-inch sides) on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out dough to a 13-inch round. Fit dough into ring; trim edges. Freeze 30 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Whisk together eggs, syrup, and sugar in a medium bowl until smooth. Whisk in butter, vanilla, lemon juice, and salt. Stir in chopped pecans. Pour filling into shell. Arrange pecan halves on top in concentric circles.

  • Bake, tenting with foil after 15 minutes, until filling is set, about 1 hour. Let cool at least 2 hours on a wire rack. Serve with whipped cream.

Cook's Notes

A 9-inch springform pan will work just as well; just trim the edge of the dough to 1 1/2 inches all around.

Reviews (6)

45 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
Rating: 5 stars
Due to a couple of other reviews I made this in a ceramic pie plate to avoid the possibility of a leak. The pie was excellent. I have never cared for pecan pie before due to the highly sweet taste. This pie is just right...not too sweet and very attractive to serve. Also, love being able to make ahead of time without the worry of it developing a soggy crust. I did make one change in the ingredients. Instead of 2 TBSP of fresh lemon juice I used 1 TBSP each of fresh lemon juice and Bourbon. Everyone loved it and have had several requests to make this pie again. I have a feeling it has become a family holiday tradition.
Rating: 5 stars
This is the only pecan pie recipe that I actually like. Visually it's beautiful and it's not too sweet. Plus it's a really easy recipe.
Rating: Unrated
Easy to follow, delicious to eat!! I first made a Pecan Pie following this recipe for a Thanksgiving BBQ and ever since, my friends and family keep requesting me to make it again for other social gatherings!! LOVE THIS RECIPE!!
Rating: Unrated
Probably the fault of your sprinform pan... Try a Kaiser Springform pan
Rating: Unrated
This pie leaked all over the cookie sheet when I made it. I'm very disappointed especially since I used so many nuts that are now wasted on a dry pie.