What better way to spend Thanksgiving then making Pecan Pies with your little turkeys! Pecan Pie is one of the easiest pies to make so it’s a great recipe to get your kids involved.
Every year during the holidays my parents used to get sent an enormous box of pecans from Georgia. For my mother, a major pecan lover, this was as good as the first present a kid opens on Christmas morning. We would all munch straight from the box until Mom stopped us so that she would have enough left over to make Pecan Pies and her famous holiday cheddar wafers topped with a pecan half.
This Pecan Pie recipe is a variation on my mother’s heavenly, caramel-flavored version. She uses corn syrup in hers, but I use a brown rice syrup. Either works! My pie has the same creamy center as my mom’s with a tons of pecan pieces in every bite. But don’t just take my word for it, you’ve gotta make this one this year. Gemma and I had such a fun time making them this year together and an even better time gobbling them up!
The dessert table at a holiday dinner is the best part. Load it up with tons of special treats like Maple Pumpkin Pie, Gluten-Free Apple Pie, Pumpkin Pie Parfaits and Pear and Pistachio Crisp to name a few. And with this recipe, put a big scoop of vanilla ice cream on top to take it to the next level! My family loves this Pecan Pie recipe and I know yours will too!
Pecan Pie is the perfect simple Thanksgiving recipe to get your kids involved in the kitchen so they can take part in preparing your wonderful family feast!
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/2 cup brown rice syrup or corn syrup
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 1/2 cups Raw Pecans
- unbaked pie crust* (you can make your own pastry dough or buy prepared crust at the grocery)
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Line a pie dish with pie crust.
- Place the first 6 ingredients in a bowl and combine.
- Stir in the pecans.
- Pour the batter into your crust-lined pie dish.
- Bake for 45 minutes.
- Allow the pie to cool completely and serve.