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Easy pecan pie recipe

Maple Pecan pie

  • Author: Fadela
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings


Recipe of the traditional American pecan pie, easy and without corn syrup (for a 8-9 inch / 20-23 cm pie dish)


Pie crust

  • 200 g (1 1/3 cup) Flour - all-purpose
  • 1 tbsp. sugar - granulated
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 135 g ( 1 stick + 2 tbsp) butter - unsalted and cold
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) water - iced

Pecan filling

  • 113 g (1 stick) butter - unsalted and softened 
  • 100 g (1/3 cup) brown sugar
  • 3 Eggs - at room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 150 ml (1/3 cup) Pure maple syrup - or corn syrup, honey
  • 250 g (2 cups) pecans - or a mixture of almonds, walnut 
  • 1 pinch of salt


Pie crust

  1. Place the flour, granulated sugar and salt in a bowl.
  2. Add the cold butter pieces and rub with your hands until you get a sandy texture.
  3. Add the cold water and gather the dough with your hands to form a homogeneous dough ball.
  4. Cover the dough ball with cling film and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  5. Roll out the dough on a floured work surface and line a tart pan.
  6. Cut the excess dough and form a pretty border, then place it in the freezer for at least 30 minutes while you prepare the filling.

Pecan pie filling

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F / 180°C.
  2. In a bowl mix together the eggs, brown sugar, melted butter, syrup and vanilla.
  3. Add half of the crushed pecans, salt and mix.
  4. Pour the mixture into the pie dish on the prepared pie crust and place the whole pecans on top.
  5. Bake for about 50 minutes until the filling is firm.
  6. Let the pecan pie cool a little, serve warm with a little vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.


  • The pecans can be replaced in part by walnuts and almonds.
  • Instead of corn syrup you can use maple syrup or a mixture with honey.
  • Instead of brown sugar you can use another flavored sugar like brown sugar or coconut sugar.
  • You can apply a layer of gilding on the edges of the dough with a beaten egg and a brush to apply before baking.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Category: Dessert, pie
  • Cuisine: american


  • Calories: 538
  • Sugar: 19
  • Sodium: 205
  • Fat: 40
  • Saturated Fat: 15
  • Carbohydrates: 42
  • Fiber: 3
  • Protein: 7
  • Cholesterol: 103

Keywords: Pecan pie