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Mama's Pecan Pie

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My mama's pecan pie is everything you love about pecan pie. Sweet, a rich bourbon flavor, flaky pie crust. You will love this pecan pie!



Pecan Pie Filling

  • 1 Cup Corn Syrup
  • 1/2 Cup Brown  Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Bourbon (Makers Mark recommended)
  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons Melted Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Cornmeal
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 1/2 Cup Pecans


Blind Bake Pie Crust

  1. If you are making a homemade pie crust or using store-bought, it needs to be blind-baked beforehand.
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Place wax or parchment paper over the pie crust on the pie plate. Pour in baking beans or pie weights and evenly distribute around the shell.
  4. Place in the oven for 15-16 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes.
  6. Pick up the edges of the wax or parchment paper and pour the beans into a mason jar. Proceed with the recipe as directed.

Pie Filling

  1. Lower the oven temperature to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine all the ingredients except for pecans in a large bowl and whisk together until well-mixed.
  3. Add the pecans to the mixture and store well until coated.
  4. Pour the filling over the blind-baked pie crust.
  5. Place in the oven for 40 minutes. Check at 35 minutes. Remove immediately after the center does not jiggle anymore.
  6. Let cool for 10 minutes. Enjoy with homemade whipped cream.


  • Leftover pecan pie can be kept covered in the fridge for 4-6 days.

To Freeze and Make Pecan Pie Ahead of Time

  1. Follow the above recipe and instructions completely. Once the pie is baked, allow it to cool completely. Once cooled, wrap tightly in plastic wrap a couple of times and then with foil making sure it is airtight. Store in the freezer for up to 6 months.
  2. To eat, remove from the freezer and place in the fridge for 24 hours to thaw. Set out on the counter 1-2 hours prior to when needed to enjoy at room temp or enjoy cold straight from the fridge.
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 Slice
  • Calories: 405
  • Sugar: 36.6 g
  • Sodium: 221.5 mg
  • Fat: 23 g
  • Carbohydrates: 48.5 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 4.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 74.7 mg
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