Southern Pecan Pie

  • Active Time 10m
  • Total Time 5h 40m
  • Rating ****

Makes 6 servings


  • For the Dough:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable shortening, chilled
  • About 2 tablespoons ice water
  • Flour for rolling out
  • Butter for greasing pie plate
  • For the Filling:
  • 2 cups pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract



In a food processor, combine the flour with the salt and sugar. Add the cold butter and shortening and pulse the machine 15 to 20 times or until the butter and shortening has been cut into the flour in pieces about the size of oatmeal flakes. Keeping the machine running, add the water and process, pulsing the machine on and off, for a few seconds longer or until the dough comes together. Transfer the dough to the counter and, if it is still dry, sprinkle it with a teaspoon or so of water and work the water into the dough; if the dough is too wet, dust the counter with flour and work it in. Flatten the dough into a disk, cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours, or preferably overnight to relax the gluten and make sure the dough isn't tough.

Lightly butter a 9-inch pie plate, preferably made of oven-proof glass. Lightly flour the counter and the rolling pin and roll the dough into a 10-inch circle, about 1/8-inch thick. Lift the dough into the prepared pie plate. With your thumb and index finger, pinch the edge of the dough at 1-inch intervals to create a fluted rim. Refrigerate the dough for at least 2 hours.


Preheat the oven to 325 degress F.

In a mixing bowl combine the pecans, butter, sugar, corn syrup, eggs and vanilla and pour the mixture into the pie plate. Set the pie on a baking sheet and bake for 1 1/2 hours or until the filling is set. Cool on a wire rack.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 3401

nutrition information per serving

773 calories; 49g total fat; 139mg cholesterol; 278mg sodium; 82g carbohydrates; 3g fiber; 8g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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