Nanny's Southern Pecan Pie Recipe

Here is Nanny's Southern Pecan Pie Recipe! It is probably the best pecan pie recipe. It makes 2 pies, so if you only want 1 just halve all the ingredients.

Here's what you will need:

2 regular size pie crusts

5 eggs

1 cup of sugar

1 ½ cups of Karo syrup: 1 cup red syrup and ½ white

½ stick of butter

1 heaping Tbsp of all-purpose flour

½-1 cup of pecans (whole, chopped, minced, however you like)


Preheat your oven to 325-350. I did mine at 325 because my oven cooks hot. Next, beat all of your eggs then add your two Karo syrups, sugar, butter, flour, and lastly nuts all into the mixer.

Pour half of the batter into each pie shell. Then add your pie crust shields and bake (see note below).

pies ready to cookPecan Pies Ready for the Oven

I baked mine for an hour. You'll know when they are done when you give them a shake: if they roll like water then keep them in the oven, if they don't jiggle then they're done. They will bake from the outside to the middle. Just be patient with them.

southern pecan piesPecan Pies Right Out of the Oven

Pie crust shield note: You'll see here on the pictures that I had two shields put on the edges of the crusts to keep them from browning. Mine are homemade. Cut out the edges of two previous pie tins and there you go!

*My butter was room temperature. You could melt it if you wanted, but don't add it directly out of the refrigerator, it would take forever to get all of that mixed!

Below is a photo taken of some of my grandmother's (Nanny) pecan pies in 2013. They sure do look good!

Southern Pecan PiesNanny's Pecan Pies