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PECAN PIE THAT NEVER FAILS

Thank you for stopping by to see this delicious never fail pecan pie recipe.

This recipe is a classic Southern Pecan Pie.  It is made with simple ingredients including sugar, corn syrup, butter, eggs, and pecans.

PECAN PIE THAT NEVER FAILS - EASY SOUTHERN PIE

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Grandma’s Faith Endures

This recipe is a classic Southern Pecan Pie. It is made with simple ingredients including sugar, corn syrup, butter, eggs and pecans. #pie #pecan pie #dessert #desserts #best pie #recipe

Now, you can make delicious traditional Southern Pecan Pie anytime with this super simple recipe.   This recipe belongs to my mother-in-law, Floy.  I have been in the Roark family for 31 years and we have had this pecan pie recipe on our table every holiday.  My mother-in-law, Floy, was not going to disappoint us by not preparing our favorite holiday pie.  She did not feel like baking pecan pies or even celebrating Christmas this year.  

My Father-In-Law Has Gone To Heaven

As many of you know, my father-in-law passed away just a few weeks ago on November 19, 2015.  He developed complications from a stem cell transplant he needed to fight cancer.  Their daughter, Marsha, is a three-time cancer survivor.  See Marsha’s encouraging story here.  Grandpa Don and Grandma Floy have always had a strong faith in God.  They set an example for all of us to have faith in God to work everything out.  The two of them taught us never to give up, and live a life honoring God.  Even though Grandpa Don is no longer here with us, our family can rest assured that we will see him again one day.

Christmas without Grandpa

Our hearts are sad without Don being here, but we have to be happy and thankful for the time we spent with him.  We all miss him, especially Floy.  December 23, 2015, would have been their 52nd wedding anniversary.  On their 50th wedding anniversary, we all went to Patti’s 1880 Settlement to celebrate.  See their 50th-anniversary video here.  

My Mother-In-Law Is Holding On To Her Faith

After 52 years of Floy living with her best friend,  she truly misses spending time with Don.  I am sure it is the little things that she misses the most like fixing her coffee and serving it to her in bed every morning.  She has been doing pretty well, but we did not expect her to make a special effort to fix our favorite holiday treat.  We were all surprised when she pulled out the pecan pies.  We knew pecan pies were Don’s favorite too and how much they would remind her of him.  Don loved to cook and quite frankly he was in charge most of the time in the kitchen.  He would have been so very proud of these delicious and beautiful pecan pies that grandma made all by herself.PECAN PIE THAT NEVER FAILS - EASY SOUTHERN PIE

Secret To Making Pecan Pies is Timing

Grandma promises you cannot mess up these pecan pies.  She said you mix it up and bake it at 325 degrees 1 hour, and they will turn out every time.  Allow pecan pie to cool 2 hours before cutting it. 

TIP:

The one hour time will depend on the temperature of your oven.  Insert a toothpick in the center of the pie.  If the toothpick is watery the pie is NOT done.  If the pie filling sticks to the toothpick, it is ready.

We have a disagreement in our family about pecan pie.  I like it at room temperature.  The rest of the family likes it right out of the refrigerator like the picture above.  

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Never Fail Pecan Pie


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  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Yield: 8
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This recipe is a classic Southern Pecan Pie.  It is made with simple ingredients including sugar, corn syrup, butter, eggs, and pecans.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 1-1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1 unbaked deep pie crust

Instructions

  1. Combine the sugar, corn syrup and melted butter.
  2. Add the beaten eggs and pecans.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Pour filling into unbaked pie shell.
  5. Bake 325 degrees for about 1 hour. This will depend on the temperature of your oven.
  6. Insert a toothpick in the center of the pie. It should NOT be watery. The pie filling needs to stick to the toothpick.
  7. Allow pie to cool 2 hours before cutting it.
  8. Pie freezes well

Notes

The one hour time will depend on the temperature of your oven.  Insert a toothpick in the center of the pie.  If the toothpick is watery the pie is NOT done.  If the pie filling sticks to the toothpick, it is ready.

 

How do we pronounce pecan pie in the South?

It is true that in the south we pronounce pecan like pe-con.  The reason is that people in the south who grew up using an outhouse used a pee can during the night.  So, if you say pecan (pee can) a person who grew up in the south may bring you something besides pecans. Yes, I know what you must be thinking.  Too much information!  Well, this information was passed down by my father, his sisters and my husband’s grandparents.

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14 thoughts on “PECAN PIE THAT NEVER FAILS

  1. This says no fail but I failed. I see no other failures in the reviews here or on the Pinterest post. Everyone’s turned out perfect. I’m a wonderful cook but new to baking. I followed the recipe exactly and after an hour the pie looked beautiful but was jiggly. I put foil on it and cooked it another HALF HOUR. Less jiggly but still jiggly. What could I have done wrong??? I would have cooked it longer but I had to go take it to thanksgiving and serve my pecan soup pie

    • Lynn,

      That you for letting me know about your pecan pie. My heart breaks reading your message. It is so true that everyone’s oven is different and the temperature may not be accurate. I purchased a temperature gauge to go into my oven. When I am baking, I know the exact temperature. Your pecan pie definitely did not cook long enough. Please do not give up. The pie is so easy to put together so I know it was nothing you did but simply not being cooked long enough. If you put a toothpick in the center of the pie, it should come out with pie filling stuck to it. If it is liquid it is not ready.

      Try it again something, so your family will know you can bake. I know you can do it. You simply just needed a little more time.

      Many many blessings,
      Diane Roark
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      • Update: I used a different oven and it came out soupy again. I put foil over it to prevent burning and it finally came out perfect after TWO AND A HALF HOURS. And that’s with a different oven in a different house! I can’t imagine both ovens in 2 different houses and 2 different cities would both be incorrect in temperature. My mom’s oven usually over cooks things and it still took 2.5 hours! You may want to edit your post to add what to do if that happens to other people! Glad I finally got a great pie. I’m thinking about putting the first pie leftovers (not much was eaten lol) back in the oven with foil! Haha

  2. Hi there I just put your recipe for pecan pie in the oven.
    I roasted the pecans at 275 for about 10 minutes till my kitchen started to smell “nutty “. Good idea?
    Do you roast the nuts ?
    Can hardly wait to try it.
    Thank You sharing your rescipe.

    • Claire,

      Thank you for stopping by Recipes for our Daily Bread. I am also excited and Thankful when someone takes the time to leave me a comment. I hope you love this easy pecan pie. No, I have never toasted the pecan even though I love toasting them for many other recipes but never tried it in this pecan pie.

      I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!
      Many blessings,
      Diane Roark
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  3. Thanks for the recipe, but that’s simply not true about pronouncing pecan as “pee-con.” I live on land that has been in my family for eight generations in South Carolina and own pecan trees that are almost 100 years old in my yard. We have and will always pronounce it “pee-can,” and it doesn’t connote the chamberpot used by many in the South. Like all words, some are simply pronounced differently.

    • Carlyn,

      Thank you for stopping by my blog, Recipes for our Daily Bread. I appreciate you leaving me a comment. By the way, I love South Carolina, it is simply beautiful. I grew up in South Alabama. We too had lots of pecan trees. I am finding that the word pecan is pronounced differently all over the south and not just a north verses southern thing. It really depends on where you grew up.

      All I truly know is how much I LOVE PECANS. I am guessing you do too.

      I HOPE YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING!
      Thank you again for stopping by.
      Blessings,
      Diane Roark
      Diane Roark recently posted…HOW TO MAKE EDIBLE PECAN CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DOUGHMy Profile

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