This is the best pecan pie you will ever make! The filling to pecan ratio is spot on. This southern style pecan pie is the perfect combination of sweet and salty. Make it for your next family gathering or for a delicious weeknight dessert.
One of my favorite pastimes as a mom to three is baking up sweet treats for my family. It may sound funny to some, but I love spending time baking cookies, cakes, and pies for my kids.
They also love to be my official little baking partners so it is truly a wonderful activity. It is such a wonderful thing to be able to turn basic pantry items into decadent sweet treats like Southern Style Pecan pie.
The first time I have ever enjoyed a slice of pecan pie was when my family and I were vacationing in Virginia. I decided to try a piece at a restaurant, and boy was it so darn good. The sweet crunch of that pie had me wanting to bake up another, and replicate the sticky, sweet taste.
And that is just what I did!
I am super excited for both shows to air on Ovation TV, but I cannot wait to watch Southern Uncovered! It airs on June 14th at 8/7c pm and is sure to be a hit! The new series will follow James Beard Award-winning food and travel writers Matt and Ted Lee as they travel the South, exposing the unique and unexpected sides of Southern cuisine and culture.
I am sure we can all agree that a fresh-baked pecan pie is synonymous with the south! A few things I loved about Southern Pecan Pie is that it is actually not at all hard to make! It is a single crust pie that can be made to look exquisite thanks to some carefully placed halved pecans, and crimped pie crust.
I am by no means amazing at crimping pie so that is something I *must* work on! This easy to make Southern Pecan Pie uses fairly common ingredients, and bakes up to a golden brown perfection in just under 1 hour.
Served with a dollop of whipped cream, or even a scoop of vanilla ice cream and you have a dreamy dessert. The best part is you do not have to live in the south to enjoy this dessert!
My family enjoyed a slice of this pie for breakfast and they all loved it! My three kids asked me to make another, and I just might have to do that really soon!The custard sweetness of the pie, paired with the crunchy pecans makes for one tasty pie.
It was so darn delicious–I guess I really should have made two pecan pies since the recipe for this Southern Style Pecan pie is easy peasy! Here is what you will need to make this crunchy and sweet pie:
- 2 cups of Pecans (1 crushed and 1 halved)
- Pie crust dough -1 crust
- 3 large eggs
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 1/4 cups of packed light brown sugar
- 3/4 cup of light corn syrup
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/8 tsp salt
Prepare your pie dough *frozen, fresh, or premade crust.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Cover a 9 inch pie pan with 1 pie shell, and crimp the edges; refrigerate.
Melt butter in a small saucepan and add the brown sugar and whisk until smooth.
Remove from heat and add in extract, corn syrup, and salt; allow to cool for 3-5 mins.
Whisk in eggs into the semi-cooled sugar mixture.
Remove pie crust from refrigerator and pour 1 cup of pecans into the shell. Add brown sugar mixture in and then use remaining one cup of pecans to decorate the top.
Place into your preheated oven and bake for 30 minutes, after 30 minutes, add a pie crust shield for the remaining 20 minutes of baking time to prevent the crust from over browning.
Allow pie to cool for at least one hour, and then serve.
Place all leftovers in the fridge. Enjoy within 4 days time.