Crunchy pecans surrounded by a sweet, rich sticky filling in a flaky pie crust. Pecan pie served with a dollop of fresh, sweetened whipped cream is a classic southern pie and the perfect finish to Thanksgiving dinner.
For me the best part of Thanksgiving dinner isn’t the dinner at all, it’s the pie. One of my husband’s favorite pies is pecan pie. He doesn’t like change much, so when I make pecan pie for him, I make it the classic way. Okay, I may have changed it up just a bit with brown sugar, a little salt and extra pecans.
Pecan pie is such an easy pie to make. You just whisk the ingredients together, toss in the nuts and pour it in a pie crust. The nuts rise to the top and brown up beautifully as the pie cooks.
If you’re intimidated by pie crust, I have a great step by step tutorial, or just buy a refrigerated or frozen pie crust at the store.
In addition to pecan pie, I’ll be baking an Apple Cranberry Streusel pie and a classic Pumpkin Pie.
My daughter thought three pies for eight people was a little excessive, but everyone wants to have their favorite. I guess we’ll be having pie for breakfast on Friday.
Yesterday on Pressure Cooking Today, Frieda shared how to make perfect mashed potatoes in the pressure cooker, and today I posted a turkey stock recipe so you can make the perfect gravy and stuffing to go with your perfect potatoes.
What’s a must have for your Thanksgiving dinner?
Classic Pecan Pie and Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup
- 1 single crust pie dough
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 3 eggs
- ⅔ cup brown sugar
- ⅓ cup unsalted butter melted and cooled
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups pecans halves
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Roll chilled pie dough out to a 12-inch circle. Place dough in 9" pie pan and flute edge as desired. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Whisk together corn syrup, eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla, and salt. Stir in pecans. Pour filling into chilled pie crust.
- Bake on center rack of oven for 50 to 60 minutes until filling is set in the middle. Cool completely for at least 3 hours on wire rack before serving.
i made this pie for a group of friends and my husband….one of my friends and my husband both said this recipe was perfect!
Thanks Mary! Sounds like you made a great pie 🙂
Barbara I love your pressure cooker recipes, & am hoping to make pecan pie in my Instant Pot. Would you have any suggestions, please? Thank you for such wonderful recipes, your cheesecake recipes (& stuffing, & pumpkin pie!) for the pressure cooker are divine!
Thanks Amy – that’s so nice. Pressure cooker pecan pie is on my list to develop. I was thinking of turning this recipe http://www.marthastewart.com/342408/pecan-pie into a pressure cooker recipe with a cookie crust.
I plan to take a pumpkin and pecan pies to Bend on Thursday for Thanksgiving at the in-laws. Of course I am in charge of pie. Imagine that? Pecan pie sits below a pumpkin pie nicely–so I don’t need to bring 2 pink boxes. I get enough jokers saying,. “You brought that for me? Ha ha.
Might have to sub maple syrup for the corm syrup–you know me…Thanks for the recipe. Happy t-day.
Have a great time at the in-laws. I’d put you in charge of pies too. Happy Thanksgiving!
Wow, I’m going to bake this! Pecan pie is my most favorite pie ever. I’ll toast the pecans first and also pre-bake the pie crust. I’ll put a silicone collar around the pie half-way through, to keep the crust from darkening too much.
The photo of your pecan pie looks glorious and extremely delicious.
Thanks Catherine! Just be careful if you toast the pecans first that they don’t get too brown, because they do brown up more when they’re baking and I’ve had pecans get too brown. Enjoy!
I knew you’d have some good pie recipes! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving dinner, and thanks for the mention.
your whole meal sounds fantastic. I’ll be making a pecan pie tonight. Already got the pumpkin pie done and the cranberry sauce. My family doesn’t get a choice on sauce, they get what they get. Some years canned, some years homemade. this year? Homemade!!!
Happy Happy Thanksgiving to you and your dear family!
Annamaria Bakewell Junction
My family doesn’t care for pecan pie but I love it. Yours looks delicious. Maybe you could send me a slice. Great roundup. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.
Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen
Pecan pie is one of my mom’s favorites! If I was going to see her this fall, I’d totally bring this to her!
Oh mercy me, I think I might just have to add a pecan pie to the menu for Thursday!
As much as I love the meal, I’m always almost tempted to skip straight to dessert! This looks like the perfect pecan pie!
I love pecan pie, even for breakfast! =)
Thanks for rounding up all of these recipes, cant wait to look at all of them.
i cringe at the thought of thanksgiving without food blogs anymore, there are always so many great ideas, including this glorious pie. my husband is allergic to pecans, so i guess i’ll have to eat this myself, darn! 🙂
Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
Your daughter wouldn’t want to be here then. I usually make 3 pies and there are only 6 for dinner and only 2 of us for leftovers. 🙂 I love pecan pie – love, love love it.
A fantastic round up! The pecan pie looks mouthwatering!