Recipe for the BEST Homemade from Scratch Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie

For Thanksgiving this year, my task was to bring pies to dinner. And one cannot bring just one pie, especially when there are so many amazing different pies to make. A favorite is Pecan Pie, and in this post, I will share not only my recipe for the BEST Pecan Pie, but also a few tips on how to make it amazingly delicious.

Pecan Pie

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Cost breakdown for this recipe

Making pies from scratch can have an expense, especially with the cost of butter being so high. However, nothing truly compares to a good pecan pie. Below is the cost breakdown for this Pecan Pie recipe with costs in November 2022.

1 cup sugar $0.26
1/2 cup corn syrup $0.44
1 1/2-2 cups pecans $2.50
3 Tbsp melted butter $0.35
3 eggs $0.87
2 Tbsp Bourbon $0.44

ingredients for pecan pie

The ingredient cost for one homemade pecan pie was $4.86.

1 cup butter $1.64
1/2 tsp salt $0.01
2 2/3 cups flour $0.45

To add the cost of a pie crust, which is $2.10, the cost to make a Homemade from Scratch Pecan Pie is $6.96.

homemade pecan pie cooling

Below is a Pecan Pie from ALDI, and it costs $6.29. However delicious, buying a pre-made pie crust can be hit-or-miss.
Personally, being allergic to almonds, buying anything with nuts is risky. Making it from scratch, you then have 100% control over ingredients if you too have allergies.

ALDI pecan Pie
Bake Shop Pecan Pie
23 oz $6.29

Additionally, a frozen Pecan Pie from another local grocery store, Festival Foods, costs $12.99.

Festival Foods Pecan Pie
Festival Foods Pecan Pie
32 oz $12.99

Pie Crust Directions

Ingredients

1/2 tsp salt
2 2/3 cups flour
1/2 cup ice cold water
1 cup cold butter

Directions

1. Cut the butter into 1/4-inch cubes, then add the butter to the bowl of the food processor.
2. Secondly, combine flour and salt in the bowl of a Cuisinart Food Processor.
3. Turn the food processor on until the flour and butter blend and become coarse crumbles.
4. Add 1/4 cup ice cold water and then add a little at a time until the water is fully incorporated, and the dough does not stick to the sides of the bowl.
5. Separate this dough in three parts for three crusts and then place each in a plastic bag. Then close the bag and using your hands, form the dough into a flat hockey puck, let them rest for 1-hour in the fridge.
6. Take the pie crust out of the fridge and then roll out the crust on a well-floured surface with a rolling pin. I roll it down once or twice in a direction then spin the crust in a clockwise rotation to get it into a large square or circle shape.
7. Place the rolling pin in the middle of crust and flip one side over the top to carry it onto the pie pan, this is much easier than doing it with just your hands.
8. Flute the edges or make a design with the prongs of a fork. To make the edges, for example, I used my thumb and pointer finger to pinch the edges.

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Recipe

Ingredients

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1 1/2-2 cups pecans
1 homemade pie crust
3 Tbsp melted butter, cooled
3 eggs
2 Tbsp Bourbon

ingredients for pecan pie

Directions

1. Firstly, preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Roll out one pie crust and lay it into the pie plate and then set aside.

3. In a medium bowl, mix together the sugar with the slightly cooled and melted butter.

4. Mix in the 1/2 cup corn syrup to the butter and sugar mixture.

5. Beat 3 eggs, then add the eggs to the ingredients in the bowl.

6. If desired, add 2 Tablespoons Bourbon to the mixture and stir well.

7. On a cutting board, dice the pecans if desired and then add them to the mixture in the bowl.

8. Pour the filling into the prepared pie crust.

pecan pie filling poured into pie crust

9. Crack an egg into a bowl and then beat it. Using a basting brush, brush the egg onto the prepared crust.

beaten egg in bowl

10. Bake the pie for 10 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Then Lower the temperature to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake the Pecan Pie for 25-40 minutes or until the pie in the center is no longer fluid but solid and just slightly jiggles.
At first, when just placing the Pecan Pie in the oven, use a pie crust shield to help the crust to not burn. Once the initial 10 minutes is up and the temp lowers, remove the pie shield with a potholder and continue to bake the pie.

Finally, remove the Pecan Pie from the oven and cool completely before slicing. Enjoy!
~Monica

pecan pie baked and cooling

Recipe for 1 Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie Ingredients

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1 1/2-2 cups pecans
1 homemade pie crust
3 Tbsp melted butter, cooled
3 eggs
2 Tbsp Bourbon (Optional)

Directions for 1 Pecan Pie

1. Firstly, preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Roll out one pie crust and lay it into the pie plate and then set aside.
3. In a medium bowl, mix together the sugar with the slightly cooled and melted butter.
4. Mix in the 1/2 cup corn syrup to the butter and sugar mixture.
5. Beat 3 eggs, then add the eggs to the ingredients in the bowl.
6. On a cutting board, dice the pecans if desired and then add them to the mixture in the bowl.
7. If desired, add 2 Tablespoons Bourbon to the mixture and stir well.
8. Pour the filling into the prepared pie crust.
9. Crack an egg into a bowl and then beat it. Using a basting brush, brush the egg onto the prepared crust.
10. Bake the pie for 10 minutes at 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Then Lower the temperature to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake the Pecan Pie for 25-40 minutes or until the pie in the center is no longer fluid but solid and just slightly jiggles.
Finally, remove the Pecan Pie from the oven and cool completely before slicing. Enjoy!
~Monica

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