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.

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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 PieGluten-Free Apple PiePumpkin 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!


Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie is one of the easiest pies to make so it's a great recipe to get your kids involved. The perfect addition to any dessert table during the holidays!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 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.



Calories: 360kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 200mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. I absolutely love the program on this! So refreshing to see the same “turkeys”are in your kitchen as mine. Happy Thanksgiving!!

  2. This sounds terrific. I will make it with a heart-healthy crust made with organic canola oil and half whole wheat pastry flour, half white. Can’t wait to taste it!

  3. To make this vegan, do u think it wld taste just as yummy to sub a ground flax/water mixture to bind?

  4. Ms. McCord, This recipe is what I’ve been searching for! I’m stopping everything right now and making it with my kids. Thank you!

  5. I feel like you would need less maple syrup because it doesn’t have as tacky a texture as rice or corn syrup.

  6. I’ve heard of using maple syrup in place of corn syrup. Do you know about how the pie turns out differently using maple syrup, corn syrup, and brown rice syrup?

  7. Maple syrup isn’t as sticky as rice syrup. It also has a relatively neutral flavor and taste like corn syrup.

  8. I use maple syrup (in place of corn syrup) in my pecan pie and it is incredibly good. I am interested in the brown rice syrup though – anyone know the nutritional and taste differences between this and maple syrup?

  9. There are TONS of weelicious recipes using brown rice syrup. I would like to say you can sub it for corn syrup, but I like to test each recipe to be sure.

  10. I would make it using Earth Balance (dairy free and vegan)which is a great substitute to butter and much healthier than margarine!

  11. Can you use margarine? We are dairy free, so the butter will not work for us.

    Can Rice Syrup replace corn syrup in any recipe? I bought some to try but have had no idea what to do with it.

  12. You can buy brown rice syrup at whole foods and all health food stores. It has a very sticky texture just like corn syrup.

  13. I have never heard of brown rice syrup…can you tell me about it? If it better for you than corn syrup?

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