Easiest Ever Pecan Pie — No Corn Syrup

This recipe was given to me by a friend who preferred pecan pie made without corn syrup. The texture is not quite as loose as corn syrup pecan pie, but I wouldn’t call it dry, either.

Sara's Pecan Pie

Easiest Ever Pecan Pie -- No Corn Syrup
 
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Easiest Ever Pecan Pie may not really be the easiest, but it's pretty simple. No corn syrup required!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup butter (I used salted)
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 unbaked store-bought pie crust (I used a deep dish)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Toast pecans using whatever method you prefer. I like to roast them at 350 for about 8 minutes, then chop them.
  3. Melt butter in saucepan and let cool slightly.
  4. In a mixing bowl, whisk together both sugars and flour. Whisk in eggs, evaporated milk and vanilla, followed by melted butter and toasted pecans. Pour into unbaked pie crust.
  5. Set on a cookie sheet and bake at 325 degrees for 50 minutes. Let cool completely.
  6. Serves 6-8

 

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  1. says

    This sounds so good. I’m crazy about peCON pie. My favorite version is from a jar, believe it or not. Around the holidays, Williams Sonoma has been selling pecan pie filling. (I think all you add are eggs and a crust.) It’s made with madagascar vanilla as well as bourbon. They sell out of it really quickly, but once you try it, you’ll understand why.

  2. says

    Way to go, Anna! You managed to go a week and a half before baking another pecan pie! Tee hee! Just kidding–I completely understand your obsession, as pecan pie is my favorite, too! I fooled myself into believing that I make the best pecan pie in the world, but I now believe it could only be improved by browning the butter. I am definitely going to try that next time. Thanks for that great tip. Love your website! –Gina

  3. says

    I heard somewhere that it was “blog etiquette” to let someone know if you link to their blog/journal/whatever. I have a link to yours on my page. If you don’t want it there, let me know and I’ll remove it.I found your blog after it was mentioned in the Pillsbury Bake-Off show. I really enjoy reading it. I’ve made three of your recipes already!~Pamhttp://scottys-place.blogspot.com

  4. Anna says

    Surcie, yeah. PeCON or pee-kawn or even pikawn….anything is better than peeCAN. Pecans deserve better than to be called that. If I win a gift certificate to Williams Sonoma, I’ll have to try that pecan pie mix. Then again, it would ruin all my fun it the mix tasted better than scratch.Gina, don’t worry. There will be more pecan pie madness. I think I’m going to move into the realm of corn syrup (white and golden, no dark) pies next. Scotty, link away! I saw your pictures of the Epicurious cookies and they looked terrific.

  5. says

    Yeah, I don’t like an all-dark corn syrup pie either–I usually do half dark and half light. But have you seen/used the new brown sugar corn syrup? That makes an awesome pecan pie, as does the golden syrup. You might also try swapping out part of the corn syrup of your choice for real maple syrup–that’s yummy, too. In any case, I look forward to reading about your continued pecan pie experimentations! Good luck!–Ginawww.lindseysluscious.blogspot.com

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