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Best Southern Pecan
Pie Recipe from Scratch

This southern pecan pie recipe has NO corn syrup.

To make this pie stand out even more - add a teaspoon of bourbon (to taste) and make it in my walnut pie crust (link below). Heaven on a fork. More homemade pie recipes at the end of the page.

Best Southern Pecan Pie Recipe from Scratch

Southern Pecan Pie Recipe


1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
1 TBS flour
1 TBS milk
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 to 1-1/2 cup pecans
homemade pie crust

PREHEAT oven to 400 degrees.

In a large bowl, beat eggs until foamy, and stir in melted butter. Stir in the brown sugar, white sugar and the flour; mix well. Last add the milk and vanilla. Pour into an unbaked 9-in pie shell. Arrange pecans on top.

Bake for 10 minutes at 400 degrees, then reduce temperature to 300 degrees and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the top of the pie cracks.

Homemade Walnut Crust Recipe

This recipe for pecan pie uses dark corn syrup, which you may make yourself.  Just click on the link below.


1-3/4 cups white sugar
1/4 cup homemade dark corn syrup
1/4 cup homemade unsalted butter
1 TBS cold water
2 tsp cornstarch
3 eggs
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1-1/4 cups pecans
9 inch homemade pie crust

PREHEAT oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, butter, water, and cornstarch bring to a full boil, and remove from heat.

In a large bowl, beat eggs until frothy. Gradually beat in cooked syrup mixture. Stir in salt, vanilla, and pecans. Pour into pie shell.

Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes, or until filling is set.

Pecan PieTartelettes

You may also make Pecan Pie Tartelettes.  Just fill them and arrange pecans on top.  Lovely for individual servings.  I love these topped with Bourbon whipped creamDelicious.

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