Easy Pioneer Pecan Pie (No Corn Syrup!)

Easy Pioneer Pecan Pie (No Corn Syrup!)


1 pie crust, homemade or store-bought (plus extra dough for decorating, optional)

1 1/2 cups brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and browned (optional)

3 large eggs

1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 1/2 tablespoons heavy cream

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 cups pecans, plus extra for garnish


With brown sugar, white sugar, butter and eggs, this has the amazingly crisp and crunchy top layer and the ooey-gooey bottom layer we love so much about pecan pies. It’s got a round depth of flavor that we adore, and you can have at least two slices of it without it being cloying (thanks, salt!)…we might retire all our other pecan pie recipes – this one is just so good! Plus, this is an easy recipe to throw together that anyone can tackle, so don’t be intimidated; your pioneer pecan pie is about to be a crowd favorite!

Do you love Pecan Pie as much as I? Do your eyes roll back into your head when you taste the sweet, custardy, sugary—almost caramely—goodness? Or are you among the unfortunate humans who has never tried Pecan Pie? I know you’re out there, and if you’re listening, please, please listen to me: make it this Thanksgiving. Give it a try. It’s simple. It’s hearty. It’s basic. And it’s just so good.

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